In this edition...

  1. Front Page
    • A look back at a year of Tizen
  2. Applications
    • TizMee 0.1 launched - Tizen, HTML5 and Cordova web apps on MeeGo Harmattan
    • Video of FireStarter, allows reading Kindle books on N9
  3. Development
    • box.net client for Harmattan under development
  4. Devices
    • Easier porting of Mer to Android devices using binary blob compatibility layer

Front Page

A look back at a year of Tizen

Editor: Andrew Flegg

Nathan Willis summarises Tizen's first year as the Intel & Samsung successor to MeeGo:

Tizen's goal, like MeeGo's before it, was clearly defined as producing a baseline Linux distribution suitable for consumer electronics products: from handheld devices like tablets to more embedded-flavored-platforms like smart TV and in-vehicle systems. Samsung and LiMo added a mobile phone handset to the mix.

The first release came in January 2012 and consisted of public Git repositories for the core OS and a "preview" of the SDK. Perhaps most notably, that release was the community's first look at how Tizen would merge in the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) graphical toolkit from LiMo and the project's HTML 5-based API for application development