Samsung shows developers phone at Dev Conference

Samsung, one of the biggest backers of this new open source OS, showed a phone running the Tizen OS. Samsung Vice President Jong-Deok Choi held a keynote at the event and attendees were each given a device. The phone, which was not named during the keynote, is to serve as a development platform for interested parties who want to create applications for Tizen.

Specifications

– Dual-core
– 4.65″ Super AMOLED screen
– Cortex A9 1.2GHz processor
– 1GB RAM
– 16GB hard drive
– 8MP back camera
– 2MP front camera
– Micro USB
– WiFi
– GPS
– Running Tizen 1.0
– Audio/Video Decoder (MP3, AAC, AAC+, Mpeg4, H.263, H.264)

Tizen was created by a merger of the two Linux-based mobile operating systems MeeGo and LiMo. Applications for Tizen are developed with a mix of HTML5 and JavaScript. The main corporate supporters of Tizen are Intel and Samsung. The operating system is aimed at mobile phones, tablets, netbooks and also TVs and the automotive industry.

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