A new updated version of Tizen’s source code and SDK has been released and Samsung has done the honors of announcing this news. Just for the sake of introduction, Tizen is an Intel-backed open source platform which will power smartphones and tablets of various device manufacturers in future, when completely developed. This new beta version features an updated UI and web APIs for easier development of web applications. Also, Tizen’s SDK now supports Windows along with Ubuntu to provide developers a greater choice in managing their projects.
Another major news coming out of Tizen’s camp is the inclusion of Huawei into the Tizen Foundation Association along with Samsung, Panasonic and Vodafone. But will that be enough to ensure Tizen’s success? Though we are not keeping count, this is Intel’s third major attempt to have a smartphone platform of its own after Moblin and MeeGo (Intel’s partnership with Nokia before Stephen Elop pulled the plug). Does the world require a fourth (or even fifth) smartphone OS? Definitely, we could do with a few options. But we don’t think Samsung is serious about the project considering it is already doing Android, Windows Phone and Bada. And we know where Samsung’s biggest loyalty lies at the moment and Tizen it is not.