Tizen SDK gets a fresh start as Tizen Studio, offers one-click installation


Samsung has big plans for Tizen since most of the smartphone powered by this particular mobile platform have been very successful on the market.

So, the next step logical step after introducing the Z2 last week would be to provide developers a friendlier environment where they can create apps much easier. And Samsung has just delivered on that unspoken promise.

The South Korean company has just announced that Tizen SDK becomes Tizen Studio 1.0 beginning September 1. But this isn't just a marketing move, as the new Tizen Studio comes with many new features and improvements.

The most important is the option to install all SDKs needed with just one click. Previously, in order to start creating apps for several platforms, developers had to install SDK packages for each of platform.

The good news is Samsung now allows users to select and install necessary platforms and profiles with one click. Basically, when installing the newly announced Tizen Studio, developers will be able to select what they need in order to start creating apps.

Moreover, Samsung announced that Tizen Studio 1.0 is now more stable and lightweight. Also, its usability has been improved, so developers can expect better UX and UI. Along with this release, the Tizen website has been enhanced content-wise, but its search engine has been improved as well. 50 new sample apps have been added too.

It's also worth noting that starting today, version control will be used separately for Tizen platform and Tizen SDK. The new Tizen Studio 1.0 can be downloaded from the Tizen developer website.

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12 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would be very great if they provide bridges to convert Android apps to Tizen.

2. hillaryisacriminal

Posts: 242; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

why do u still want android malware and spyware on tizen .

6. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

iOS to Tizen would be better. iOS apps are more polished than Android apps.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its not that straight forward. I suggest you take up mobile development to learn why. Even to move Microsoft Win32 application to the new UWP take time and effort a platform that Microsoft actively encourage. iOS is developed with object C or swift a realm that is controlled by Apple and Apple would view this as a hostile takeover and take the necessary action to sabotage it.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Of course it'll take time to do it, but still could save time. Regarding apple, last time I checked, they only own swift, not object C.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No point discussing what could be. I think I will stay grounded on what's available now. It's Objective C btw.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Swift is based off of Objective C, doesn't mean apple owns Objective C...

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't know much about Swift. When I took my mobile programming diploma they focus their course content on Android. Anyway, I like learning new stuff so might pick up Swift programming part time.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung have little creativity on making their own OS, just look at Bada and Tizen, both of it borrows many features and design elements from Android. Why can't they make something unique?

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Something unique like what? Man, it's not that easy to develope a OS from scratch without borrowing or taking some inspiration from other existing OSes.

5. Fona13A unregistered

Why can't you make an intelligent comparison?

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its not that simple. Unless they go full in and drop Android 100% I don't think their chance of success is high. Samsung has already committed a lot of codes into Android code base, their security Knox, their Multi-windows. Its take money to sustain the necessary resources in order to come up with new feature. Android is like a melting pot where successfully proprietary feature eventually get merged into one code base. The fast mobile advancement that we now took for granted is the result of multi corporation effort with Google on the helm. If you do study Android development you would get to see this in action. So Android in Star Trek term is the Borg collective. My favourite star trek character 7 of 9. How I miss her...

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