TIZEN is the latest entrant into the world of mobile operating systems. This Linux powered OS was shown of by Samsung at MWC 2013 in February 2013 but critics had panned it at that time. However its backers, Samsung and Intel are not giving it up so soon. But in the meantime a Japanese company by the name of Systena has launched a Build Kit tablet running on Tizen OS.
While the specs of the Tizen tablet are pretty neat and given below, it is worth mentioning the Systena is promoting this tablet as a Tizen Build Kit. Which means that if you are a developer or publisher and get your hands on this one, you will have access to the source code for Tizen OS as well as documentation for writing Apps for Tizen Platform. Systena will let you modify or develop your own API for TIZEN and Systena is promoting is as such :
- TIZEN Web application development
- The demonstration for visitors to exhibitions, etc.
- Description tool to customers and sales
- Realtime comparison with another OS vis-a-vis performance of the Apps
The Systena Build Kit tablet will run on Tizen 2.1 Magnolia which means that this specific build is being released especially for App development and product demonstration. The Systena Build Kit Tizen Tablet specifications also pack a punch. The Systena Tablet has a nice 10.1 inch display which sports a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It runs on an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Tablet has a internal memory of 32GB which can be further expanded with a microSD card. For regular usage it will come with standard connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. It will have a 2MP camera both on the back as well as the front.
Besides buying the tablet from Systena, it will also provide you complete Source Set and Development Manual. It will also provide you with
1. Development of TIZEN Terminal
2. Multi platform rendering of Apps for Quality tests
3. Porting support for Tizen from iOS or Android
4. Full customisation opportunity
Systena has not divulged any price for the TIZEN Build Kit Tablet but if you are a developer you need to get your hands on the latest OS out there as Samsung may indeed power its Galaxy S V with Tizen in the coming years.