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Tizen caught on camera running Android apps

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Tizen caught on camera running Android apps
Recently, we've been seeing more and more of Tizen, the open-source mobile platform under development by Samsung and Intel, and the early indications are that it could be a nice system. Now, we're getting to see it running apps, Android apps in fact. Unfortunately, this video isn't quite as impressive as the others we've seen. 

The video shows a Tizen tablet running Android apps. This can't be done natively, but the company Open Mobile is working on a solution called the Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is intended to run Android apps as if they were native. As you can see in the video, the solution isn't 100% just yet as there is some lag and jitters in running the apps. Of course, this is a very early build of both the Tizen system, which isn't due to hit the open market until next year, and Open Mobile's ACL software so a lack of polish can be forgiven. 

Open Mobile is not planning to release ACL to end-users, and the software is designed so manufacturers can choose whether or not to include it when building Tizen devices. Of course, in the world of open-source, it seems likely that if you really want the ACL software, there should be a way to get it. 


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posted on 17 May 2012, 18:06 1

1. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


If Tizen will end up able to run Android apps it's not gonna be so different from Android devices.

In case they manage to pull this through, Tizen wouldn't have one of the major problems Windows Phone and BADA faced, which is, lack of Apps.

posted on 17 May 2012, 23:27

6. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


i'd consider it, getting really frustrated that I still don't have ICS on my sgs2 right now. DOn't know if I could give up google nav though.

posted on 21 May 2012, 19:29

15. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Give it up and get a cheap spare nokia for lifetime sat nav. :p

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:09

2. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


My question is why create another os? Why choose this over Android?

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:41 3

3. buggerrer (Posts: 282; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


why not? having options is a good thing
you don't know how the final release of this OS will be or what a new function will bring :)

posted on 17 May 2012, 22:06

5. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Your right. If its better than android why not but we will see.

posted on 17 May 2012, 21:23 1

4. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Because Google is in bed with Motorola now and HTML5 based OS isn't a bad thing

posted on 18 May 2012, 00:17

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


If a billion dollar company like Microsoft is having problems getting Wp7 some market share, what chance does this Tizen have?

posted on 18 May 2012, 04:33 2

12. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Money does not matter. Now Samsung is the King of Mobile Phones, So maybe they can pull this off to a good start.

posted on 18 May 2012, 00:43

8. MicroNokia (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 May 2012)


after watching this i seriously consider facebook having a good android tablet app!!

posted on 18 May 2012, 01:12

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I can not bare to look this they took Meego took out all the coolness and goodness and androinised it

posted on 18 May 2012, 02:26

10. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I don't get it. Nokia gave up meego (shame) and samsung grabbed it.
Now, they introduced system which basically doesn't have its own ecosystem and use android's app.
Where's the point in it? Having an android clone?

What happens with this "national korean mobile system" which samsung was meant to develop? Anybody knows? Are they using bada for it or cooking tizen?

posted on 18 May 2012, 09:17

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2612; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Tizen will have its own ecosystem, and apps will be based in HTML5. This is just an add-on created by a third party.

posted on 21 May 2012, 05:21

14. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't be so sure Michael. Samsung can afford supporting android, bada, korean-natiuonal system (if it works out) and tizen...really?

posted on 18 May 2012, 03:50

11. Le05K (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


why not just get Android all this emulators sucks. Blackberry is doing the same thing with playbook to run android app on it but customers end up with crapdroid as it does not run all the app and has to be converted first. it is just for IT funs.

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