There hasn’t been much big news related to Tizen in the news lately and today that is going to change. Those of you that have been watching Samsung’s operating system will be happy to hear that it has supposedly received a complete UI design refresh from the boys over at Intel. Notice that I said supposedly meaning that this information comes from a leak and that this has in no way been proven to officially be true as of now.

Samsung’s Tizen OS has yet to be released to the public on a mainstream device, the recently announced Gear 2 will be the first mainstream device to run Tizen but this is still not a smartphone. What I’m getting at is that Samsung is obviously testing this OS pretty well or they would not be giving it a design overhaul before it was really unleashed to the people. Now you may be asking, why Intel? Well in case you didn’t know (I didn’t even know until today), Intel is a major contributor to Tizen, and this is exactly where this little leak came from, Intel. More specifically they leaked some screenshots from a prototype device running the supposed Tizen 2.0 and it looks different from Android and iOS in many ways. This is good news and if Samsung actually continues to put time and money into this custom OS of theirs then we might have another competitor to compete with the likes of Android and iOS some day.

Before I leave though I had to say this, what the heck is up with those diamond-shaped app icons?

Source | TIZEN Indonesia

 

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
Nicholas Terry