Tizen, Your Next HTML5 Mobile Operating System

Adrian Bridgwater | Open Source Insider | August 21, 2013

The open source Tizen operating system could be your next mobile device experience.

South Korean mobile giant Samsung has backed the Linux-based mobile operating system, which runs on smartphones & tablets (of course) and also (in more emerging territory) on smart TVs and in-car entertainment systems.

Tizen is built on the Linux kernel and the WebKit runtime with an application development environment based around HTML5 from first principles.

The Tizen SDK and API enables software application developers to employ HTML5 along with "related web technologies" to write applications that run across these multiple device segments.