May 19, 2017 08:48 AM EDT
Samsung's Tizen Developer Conference Highlights The Newest Version Of Tizen OS And Its IoT Applications
Samsung is getting some big news this week. The Korean electronics giant has just unveiled the Tizen 4.0 OS, the later version of the open source Linux-based Tizen OS. Samsung made the huge announcement at this year's TDC event.
At this year's Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) event, the Korean-based Samsung Electronics unveiled the newest iteration of its Tizen open source operating system, the Tizen 4.0. Samsung showed off to the big crowd the newest version of the Linux-based OS and claimed that new OS has a wider range of mobile device applications, the ZDnet reported.
The Tizen Developer Conference (TDC), an annual technical conference for global developers, is actually a tech-focused event that showcases Tizen's new technologies and products. The Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) was first held in 2012, the time when the company first announced to the world it Linux-based Tizen 1.0 operating system.
Since then, the Tizen OS has been developed and has evolved into Tizen 4.0, which support a wide variety of Tizen-enabled devices. To further expand the Tizen ecosystem, Samsung has decided to build a relationship and strengthening the cooperation with Samsung ARTIK, Broadlink, Commax, and Gympse.
Today, Tizen 4.0 now comes not only in the Linux-based version for sophisticated devices, the open source has grown even bigger. The Tizen OS has been extended to include low-specification devices such as bulbs, thermostats, and scales.
In addition, the tech giant has also entered into a collaboration with the Redmond-based Microsoft, which involved developing an application for Tizen. This means that developing Tizen applications can be easy now, using the software giant's Microsoft's.NET and Xamarin UI framework, the FossBytes reported.
Finally, the Korean company has also introduced a new module in its ARTIK IoT module series. The ARTIK053 is a lightweight IoT chipset with integrated real-time processing. It also an affordable IoT solution with high-performance and hardened security for next-generation products like the smart home appliances.
The new module uses the Tizen 4.0 and is now optimized for use in low-data devices. Samsung first introduced the ARTIK modules to the market in 2016, and since then, has diversified the module line-up to encompass the super high-end to the low-end.