Samsung GT-i8800 and Tizen 2.1 together

Samsung seems to be exploring its alternatives outside Google, for now many of the Samsung phones are caught running a new OS- Tizen 2.1. The GT-i8800, according to the Tizen Greek Community, is codenamed ‘Redwood’. S-Voice, the counterpart of Siri found on novel Samsung phones, is also seen to be tested with Tizen on the Redwood. Google Now, a similar voice assistant found with Android OS, seems to be put back on hold for a while now.


It is still unclear which Samsung Phones are going to be really targeted with this new OS and what will be customers acceptability. A bigger question is that whether the new OS will be able to attract developers, since the iOS and Android markets are already quite promising. But on the other hand, since the mobile OS is Linux based and open, it might just call for inquisitive innovation that other operating systems miss. Here are some of the features of Tizen 2.1:

  • Enhanced Web framework that provides state-of-the-art HTML5/W3C API support including new features, such as Content Security Policy 1.0 and Navigation Timing, and relevant specification updates
  • Web DynamicBox runtime framework supporting the embedding of Web DynamicBox in viewer-like applications (e.g., home screen application)
  • Enhanced Web IDE providing WYSIWYG design environment, Chrome-based JavaScript inspector, and JavaScript log viewer
  • Native IDE providing a project wizard, WYSIWYG design environment, unit test tool, and dynamic analyzer

Via Engadget