One of the unique things about Tizen is the Tizen Association which is a special mix of hardware manufacturers and Operators which include Samsung, Intel, Orange, Vodafone, NTT Docomo, SK Telecom among others.
Now the American mobile carrier Sprint has joined the Merry bunch of Men (Tizen Association) in backing this new Linux OS
Its vice president of products, Fared Adib will serve on the Tizen Association board of directors.
In its press release:
Sprint continues to support an open mobile ecosystem that enables choice for Sprint customers, and Tizen provides another open and flexible environment for developers to create innovative applications for end users.
Source The Verge