According to a report from Yomiuri Online, NTT DOCOMO – Japan’s premier provider of leading-edge mobile voice, data and multimedia services, is working with Samsung to develop a new mobile operating system – Tizen.
The two companies are likely to release Taizen, in 2013, with NTT DoCoMo releasing the device in Japan. The phone may also be released at around the same time in other countries, according to the report.
ComputerworldUK reported that Tizen has been in development since the start of 2012, backed by two major hardware technology companies – Intel and Samsung – hoping to gain a foothold in the software side of the mobile computing device market.
According to the article:
Tizen has a convoluted pedigree: It’s the successor of three abandoned mobile OS projects – most of them never even reached a final release stage. Overall, Tizen is a combination of Moblin, which was originally created by Intel, and Maemo, created by Nokia. It also re-uses technology from MeeGo, such as its network management. MeeGo, cancelled in September 2011, was originally started by Intel and Nokia.