Ars Technica reviews the Samsung Z1, the very first Tizen smartphone. The conclusions are… Well, it’s a piece of crap.
Similar to when Samsung started making modern smartphones, its first swing at building an OS boils down to a lesser copy of the market leader. Tizen is just a less mature version of Android with no apps and no major ecosystem player supporting it. The OS feels like it’s straight out of that Dilbert comic where the Pointy-Haired Boss suggests “If we work day and night, we can match our competitors’ features within twelve months.” Tizen seems to have done a good job copying an OS from several years ago, but it never evolved while its competitors did. For now, the conclusion of any Tizen-based smartphone review will always say “this would have been a better product if it ran Android.”
Tizen: a bland, outdated, pointless operating system nobody is asking for except Apple bloggers.
Just had a look again at the developers section.
So between Tizen 2.2.1 and Tizen 2.3 the APIs were completly changed.
It lost the Bada C++ feeling and now is plain C.
Apparently they value the efforts of the developers that have invested into Tizen already.
Just like Nokia with Maemo and Meego, they went and rewrote the whole native APIs.
The documentation is incomplete, confuse and full of 404 broken links.