Tizen 2015 Year in Review

This year has unquestionably been a great year for Tizen in terms of Product, Operating System and Software Development Kit (SDK) Releases. Now lets have a look at some of the highlights of the year, and fasten your seat belts as there have been quite a few. I’ve also Included developer articles, after all this is a technical site and we do love developers 🙂
 

January

  • Tizen TV is Launched with Samsung SUHD Models JS8500, JS9000 and JS9500
  • Tizen Common with Wayland and Linux kernel 3.10 running on Firefly RK3288 with Rockchip ARM SoC
  • Samsung Tizen TV SDK 1.2 gets released
  • The Tizen App Store Opens to the Public ahead of the Samsung Z1 Launch
  • Samsung Launches their first Tizen Z1 Smartphone in India
  • Samsung invests Rs 517 crore in expanding its Noida mobile phone plant

 

February

  • Join Unity Tizen Beta, updated for Tizen 2.3 SDK and Unity 5.0Tizen Store officially opened
  • Samsung Z1 is now available in Remote Test Lab for US
  • Samsung Launch 2015 Tizen Smart TV in Africa
  • Russian Federation to help Tizen and Sailfish battle Android and iOS
  • Source Code for Tizen 2.3 Released, targeting Wearable and Mobile
  • Samsung launches the Tizen based Z1 in Bangladesh

 

March

April

  • Samsung 2015 Tizen TV range now available at Curry’s in the UK
  • Samsung release the Tizen POWERbot Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  • Samsung NX1 Awarded ‘Best Compact System Camera Professional 2015’ by TIPA
  • Redbend Provides Over-the-Air Software Management Solutions for Samsung’s Tizen Smartphones
  • Get the Tizen Operating System on your Raspberry PI 2
  • Samsung’s Z1 Smartphone released on Bangladesh’s Grameenphone network
  • Bootable Image for Tizen on Raspberry PI 2 released
  • Tizen Store expands its Service Coverage to 182 countries

 

May

  • Samsung Launch ARTIK, the Internet of Things (IoT) Platform
  • Samsung India and MSME Ministry to Launch Tizen Development Courses
  • Tizen Common Running on the HummingBoard-i2eX (Freescale i.MX6 ARM SoC)
  • Samsung release Next Generation Tizen Gear SDK to Developers
  • SmartThings Open Cloud working with the ARTIK Chip
  • Tizen Store opens for Paid Apps in Sri Lanka, Samsung Z1 Launch Imminent

 

June

  • Pictures – Tizen DevLab in Bangalore / Mumbai India 2015
  • Unity 5.1 has been released, with Tizen Support and new Tizen Developer Forum
  • Tizen Ecosystem Ready for Expansion, Russia, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka Next
  • Samsung Z1 Available in Sri Lanka for 10,990 LKR ($83 USD)
  • Next Gear Wearable SDK updated to Include Native APIs
  • Samsung Tizen TV SDK 1.5 Released
  • Tizen Common Q1 2015 build with Yocto Project is available

 

July

  • Samsung launches additional information services for Tizen TV
  • Samsung Opens Development of IoT.js, Enables Interoperability to Lightweight Devices
  • Tizen on Raspberry PI 2 now with 3D acceleration
  • Samsung’s Brings New Tizen based JS7000 4K SUHD Smart TV to the Masses
    Tizen 2.3.1 and Tizen 2.4 Beta SDK Mobile Preview announced at Tizen Developer Summit 2015 Bengaluru India
  • Samsung Z3 device given to attendees at the Tizen Developer Summit 2015 Bengaluru India
  • Official Facebook Messenger and Instagram apps released for Samsung Z1
  • Tizen DevLab to be held at the Tizen Developer Summit, 31 July 2015 Bengaluru, India
  • Tizen In-App Purchases(IAP) for Unity Applications goes Live!
  • Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes
  • Tizen:Common Milestone 3.0.2015.Q2 released

 

August

  • Tizen 2.4 beta SDK (Mobile Pre-release) Now Available to Download
  • Samsung Z1 Tizen 2.4 Beta Program Opens, Apply Now !!!
  • Unity Linux Experimental Build now available, Supports Tizen
  • Tizen Developer Summit helps strengthen the Tizen ecosystem
  • Samsung Pay on TV” – A Smarter way to pay on your TV
  • Tizen continues South Asia conquest as Samsung Z1 launches in Nepal, priced at 7,490 NPR ($74)

 

September

  • Developer Mode now available on Samsung Smart Tizen TVs
  • Samsung TM1 Tizen Developer Smartphone Now Available the Remote Test Lab (RTL)
  • Tizen Developer Conference 2015 Shenzhen, China – Wrap Up
  • Samsung will support the iPhone with the Gear S2
  • Tizen 2.3.1 SDK released with support for the Samsung Gear S2
  • Samsung Gear S2 is official, check out the specs and the voice calling features

 

October

  • Samsung Tizen TV 2.0 SDK has been Released and Available to Download
  • Samsung Gear S2 Available Online at further Three Retailers in the UK
  • Samsung Z3 Facebook App Gets Major Update and Goes NATIVE
  • Tizen Development Workshop Running on 31 October , 2015 – Kochi, India
  • Samsung Developer Conference 2016 Announced, San Francisco April 27 – 28 2016
  • The Samsung Gear S2 Launched in Korea
  • Tizen 2.4 Software Development Kit (SDK) Released
  • Samsung Z3 Goes On Sale at Online Retailer SnapDeal in India
  • Tizen achieves Security Certification for Russian Government and Corporate use
  • Samsung Z3 Tizen Smartphone Now Launched in Moscow, Russia
  • Samsung Gear Manager Available for non-Samsung devices from Google Play Store
  • Samsung Gear S2 Available in US, Korea and Singapore … Whoops and also Germany !!!

 

November

  • Tizen App Challenge 2015 launched in India
  • Samsung Z3 and Samsung Gear S2 made available to Developers in the Remote Test Lab (RTL)
  • Samsung Z3 Ranked the fourth most trending phone in the world
  • T-Money and Cashbee Payment Apps Now Available for Gear S2 in Korea
  • Samsung Release Open Source Code for Z3
  • IoTivity 1.0.0 has been Released

 

December

  • Tizen 2.4 Rev 1 Software Developer Kit (SDK) has been released
  • Samsung Z1 Tizen 2.4 Beta gers second update. This is possibly the last Beta release before the official Z1 2.4 OS release
  • Samsung Awarded “Best IT Platform” for the Tizen Operating System at CNews Awards 2015
  • AT&T Releases the Innovative NumberSync Service for the Gear S2, letting you share the same mobile number across your mobile and smart watch
  • GAIA Security Solution for Tizen Smart TV has been released.
  • Announcement SmartThings IoT Technology coming to Samsung Tizen TV
  • Samsung has a new mobile chief that Understands tizen
  • Gear S2 contest launches in the Ukraine

 

As you can see there was so much achieved by Tizen in 2015, and we know there is so much more in store for 2016. Thanks for joining Tizen Experts on this journey. We appreciate your time and input.

Happy New Year. Team Tizen.