Many open source advocates are still pining for Meego, the operating system that powered the well-reviewed Nokia N9 phone released abroad. But Nokia never released the phone in the U.S., instead focusing on its new commitment to the Windows platform.
For those who were sad to see Meego’s demise, there’s now Tizen, a project to create a Linux-based mobile operating system to power smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. Tizen has some pretty powerful backing: It’s hosted by the Linux foundation and its technical steering team includes Samsung and Intel. Now Asustek and Acer have signed on to the project as well, with possible further support on its way from HTC.
With this much technical might, can Tizen succeed in breaking into the Android/iOS/Windows market dominance? Stay tuned.
Read more at DigiTimes.