15 new members have joined the Tizen Association. Tizen is a new operating system, with Samsung as one of its board members.
The Tizen Association announced in a press release, “Today the Tizen Association announced an additional 15 partners who are adding their voice and expertise to the development of the Tizen Operating System (OS). The Partner Program officially launched with 36 members in November 2013; its newest members include mobile game publishers, operators, application developers, mobile software management vendors and major telecommunications companies.
“The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports the development of an open source software platform and operating system – Tizen – which supports a wide range of connected devices. New members have the potential to join relevant Tizen Association Working Groups and to participate in Tizen Association meetings, giving them more access, insight and input into the development of the Tizen OS.”
Tizen Association Board Member from NTT DOCOMO, Ryoichi Sugimura, a said, “Tizen allows vendors and operators the freedom and flexibility to decide what type of service is best provided to the end-users. We are gaining support from all segments of the connected device ecosystem, as more organizations realize the opportunity in providing smart phones and connected devices globally from the high-end to the low-end of the market. The convergence of knowledge will make Tizen a catalyst for providing more innovation not just in smart phones – every vendor and operator will have the ability to provide a huge variety of customizable services to their customer.”
Here are the 15 new members:
CTO of DynAgility, Chuck Shotton, said, “The Tizen Platform represents the best green field opportunity in the connected device space that we’ve seen. It is a dynamic platform that allows us to capitalize on our deep skills in creating hybrid applications, and gives commercial software teams like ours an innovative new palette of tools and techniques to work with. We’re excited to be joining the Tizen Association. Our company’s leadership team has played a fundamental role in many of the standards and software systems that drive today’s Internet and connected device applications and we look forward to being able to contribute our experience to the Tizen Platform.”
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