Tizen 2.2 has been announced. For those who don’t know yet, Tizen OS is a Linux based operating system optimized for tablets and phones, developed by Intel and Samsung and sponsored by the Linux Foundation.
To my mind, Tizen can become very popular since 80% of the Android apps are compatible with Tizen. Both Intel and Samsung, are working hard, in order to get the Tizen devices ready. The Tizen association has the following members: Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, Kt, NEC, NTT Docomo, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sprint and Vodafone.
While the first Tizen tablet is developed by a Japanese company (video presentation here), the first Tizen mobile phone, maybe Tizen Azure, will be probably released in cooperation with mobile operators and eco-system partners.
Tizen 2.2 SDK can be downloaded from the official site.