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Samsung has unveiled new Tizen 4.0 OS, that supports a wider range of applications to devices. In 2012 TDC, Samsung introduced Tizen 1.0 as an open source project. With Tizen 4.0, the company has extended its endeavor to not only Linux-based devices but also in Tizen Real Time, for low specification devices such as bulbs, scales, etc.
Samsung will also collaborate with Microsoft to provide development tools and languages, to help developers make Tizen applications. Microsoft's.NET and Xamarin UI framework have been introduced in Tizen to develop C# based applications in the Visual Studio environment.
“Since launching, Tizen has become the OS for nearly all of Samsung’s products, and with its record of sales growth, proven itself as the most successful Linux-based embedded OS in the world. Among open collaborations, and as we enter the IoT era, we expect Tizen will open new opportunities for the future of IoT,” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics and Chair of the Tizen Technical Steering Group.
At TDC 2017, Samsung also introduced ARKIT053, a new addition in its ARKIT IoT module. For the first time, the company has introduced a lightweight IoT chipset with real-time processing, using Tizen RT. ARKIT053 uses Tizen 4.0 for use in low-data devices.