Distribution of Linux
Release type
Initial version
Latest versionTizen 6.0
Initial releaseApril 30, 2012
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Tizen is a Linux-based mobile, wearable and IoT OS developed by Samsung and backed by the Linux Foundation. It's based on Gentoo. The Linux Foundation started the Tizen project in 2011 as the successor to MeeGo. It was designed to use HTML5 apps and target mobile and embedded devices. Tizen 1.0 was released on April 30, 2012. In February 2013 Samsung merged their Bada operating system into Tizen 2.0, released on February 18, 2013.

Usage by Samsung[edit | edit source]

As of today, Samsung uses Tizen for its smartwatches (Galaxy Watch), as well as for their TVs.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Version Codename Release date
Tizen 1.x Larkspur April 30, 2012
Tizen 2.x Magnolia February 18, 2013
Tizen 3.x January 18, 2017
Tizen 4.x May 31, 2017
Tizen 5.x May 31, 2018
Tizen 6.x May 31, 2020