What is Tizen?

Tizen is (new) a free and open source mobile operating system, based on the Linux operating system. Development is led by Samsung and Intel, backed by the Linux Foundation. It can be seen as a replacement for MeeGo based on more modern and open Standards such as HTML5 and Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). The System will run across a wide spectrum of devices, including smartphones, tablets, smart-TVs, netbooks and in-car infotainment systems.

Manufacturers including HTC, Asus and Acer will be launching new devices running Tizen in the second half of this year.