Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 17:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Today we are excited to announce Tizen 1.0 Larkspur, including the addition of new complimentary components, as well as source code that focuses on enhancing stability and performance. We believe that these updates and new offerings improve the experience for developers. We are also continuing to work on improvements and additions, and we will be doing frequent updates to the SDK and source code. There are a few additional components that we plan to add in the coming weeks, and we will continue to fix bugs and add additional features."
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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by lenrek on Tue 1st May 2012 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
lenrek
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2005-07-07

I know they are backed. Meego was also backed, and devices never came (besides N9 effort). So as I said - until devices will starting coming, this won't help much.


N9 is/was great, the problem is not Meego, the problem is Nokia. They just "give up".

From a developer point of view, your statement don't make sense to me. I need to see what kind of development tools/SDK out there to figure out how serious I should take on a platform.

For a project that still in its infancy, a release of version 1 of SDK is a good sign that this project is getting serious. At least, they (as the people in Tizen) are serious about it.

I don't think Tizen is expecting a consumer end device soon, but for developers, I suspect some are trying it on existing Android (Linux) devices. If you expecting new devices that run mainly on Tizen, you would have to wait. This is expected from project that just in its current stage.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 1st May 2012 22:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

From a developer perspective, I'm interested in advance of conventional Linux on mobile (not Android, but X/Wayland based). What prevents it at present is severe lack of devices (or you can say drivers/open kernels). Such cases as N9 and upcoming Vivaldi/C71 are rare exceptions so far. Whatever flavor the OS will be wrapped in (Tizen, Mer etc.), if devices will be open allowing easy swapping of the mobile distros and drivers would be possible to update - it's already great for developers. That's why I'm not so excited about Tizen updates, since nothing was said about devices coming. However Vivaldi progress are really good news.

Edited 2012-05-01 22:14 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by cyrilleberger on Wed 2nd May 2012 07:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

N9 is not even running meego, it is running maemo 6, branded as "MeeGo/Harmattan", the plan was to move the UI layers to a full MeeGo after the N9.

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 2nd May 2012 15:29 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

N9 can run Meego however (i.e. Mer based Nemo, which is Meego today). In theory Nokia planned to gradually switch to Meego proper from Maemo 6. But the ill known MS deal stopped them from moving in that direction.

Edited 2012-05-02 15:33 UTC

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