Tizen 2.0 Magnolia SDK and source code released

Samsung’s and Intel’s union of Bada and MeeGo – Tizen now has a second software developer kit (SDK) and its source code has been released publicly. This is a decided improvement over version 1.0 which was released back in April of 2012 and version 2.0 was released in ‘Alpha’ form back in September 2012. Tizen, as we already know has strong HTML5/W3C underpinnings and there are many new APIs that leverage this and along with an entire new native framework.

Some of the new features that are being reduced in Tizen 2.0 include the following:

  • Enhanced Web framework that provides state-of-the-art HTML5/W3C API support
  • Web UI framework, including full-screen and multi-window support
  • Additional Tizen device APIs, such as Bluetooth and NFC support, and access to the device’s calendar, call history, and messaging subsystems
  • Web Runtime framework supporting new configuration elements for specifying the required features and privileges, and providing the basic runtime environment for NPRuntime plugins
  • Native framework supporting full-featured application development and providing a variety of features such as background applications, IP Push, and TTS (Text-To-Speech)
  • Core and native reference applications including Calendar, Contacts, Gallery, Phone, Settings, and Video Player
  • Enhanced Web IDE providing WYSIWYG design environment, Chrome-based JavaScript inspector, and JavaScript log viewer
  • Native IDE providing a project wizard, WYSIWYG design environment, unit test tool, and dynamic analyzer