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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18 Comments

1. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Stop making Tizen happen, nobody wants it!

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Define "nobody"

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Less than one person. :-)

6. phljcnth

Posts: 561; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Give it a chance. You haven't even seen it work.

9. HansGoneInsane unregistered

What one can see on youtube, Tizen UI is ugly. What can Tizen offer, what Android cannot offer? It is just a desperate try of Samsung to copy Apple's business strategy.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So your saying no one should create another platform because Android, ios etc. Are already good enough? Or you just don't like Samsung?

16. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

what Tizen may offer might turn out to be entirely different from what you have seen on Youtube buddy. Its not Sammy's effort...Intel is also on board and if Iam not mistaken they are one of the most intellectual companies on the planet. I love android but that does not mean I am not willing to give a chance at another OS. Sure I might not buy it out of the gate but give it a year and if it can come up to 250000 apps with all popular ones on board then there's no reason not to try it. I also think WP started weak but its perseverance has paid off and its growing quite nicely. There are TOP NOTCH developers since 2013 who are making apps exclusively for WP. Perseverance and determination are The Ominipotent Virtues my friend!

18. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Not only intel.. Nokia,Ebay,Mcafee,Panasonic,Adobe, and more than 50 companies

3. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

wit this os...the hardware can be outrageous with nothing to lose...all design options should be explored

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I think that Tizen won't be as succesful as Android or iOS (or Windows Phone), but I'm VERY intrested, how is it going to be.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am all for another Mobile OS - hopefully it will be better than Windows...

8. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

As the Tizen group states: "Tizen allows vendors and operators the freedom and flexibility to decide what type of service is best provided to the end-users." Given the US carrier's history, this is exactly what we don't need in the States. May it die a horrible death.

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I for one want to see what Tizen has to offer(it could quickly jump to the third spot). Just to mess around with Google. I'd like to imagine Eric saying in person "Don't, I say DON'T buy the Tizen phone!"

12. Alan01

Posts: 647; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Even better, imagine him saying that like Foghorn Leghorn. Alan F.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am also interested in Google version of trash talking their competitors. Let hear it Google!

13. GeekMovement unregistered

So Sprint's interested in Tizen, but not in Windows Phone?

15. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

Good Luck, tizen.. I will only buy Tizen phone from Nokia or Sony...

17. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I would buy tizen if it had tegra 4 or k1 in it

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