15 new members join the Tizen Association

15 new members join the Tizen Association
Fifteen new members have joined the Tizen Association. This comes just weeks before the first Tizen powered phones get unveiled at MWC in Barcelona. Originally formed with 36 members, the Association will help set the standards and commercialize the platform. The new members include AccuWeather, Acrodea, Baidu, CloudStreet, Cyberlightning, DynAgility, Gamevil, Inside Secure, Ixonos, Nomovok, Piceasoft, Red Bend Software, SoftBank Mobile, Sprint and ZTE.

Speaking of ZTE, it is the ZTE Geek that is expected to be on display at the Tizen booth in Barcelona. The first phone to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4, the Geek will be part of an app challenge that will be held at MWC.

The day before the show opens, Samsung will introduce its own Tizen powered phone at a special event, as well as take a look back at historical milestones achieved by the Tizen team. Samsung is not expected to offer the OS in the U.S. at this time, although it is an option down the road. Some believe that the Korean based manufacturer plans on using Tizen as a way to remind Google that the success of Android is largely due to Samsung and its hugely successful Galaxy S line. But both Google and Samsung recently reached an agreement on patents that both sides said  "would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects." That certainly does not sound like two companies ready to battle against each other.

source: Tizen via IntoMobile

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