Tizen Association grows at an increasing rate
New members are joining the Tizen Association. Just a few weeks before MWC held in Barcelona and the first unveiling of Tizen powered devices the association now grows from previously having 36 members to now 51 resulting in 15 members increase. The members of the association are certainly there set the standards and commercialize the whole platform.
The newly attracted members include AccuWeather, Ixonos, Nomovok, Piceasoft, Red Bend Software, Acrodea, Baidu, CloudStreet, Cyberlightning, DynAgility, Gamevil, Inside Secure, SoftBank Mobile, Sprint and ZTE.
By mentioning ZTE we should also say that ZTE Geek that is expected to be up on display at the Tizen booth in Barcelona. Powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4, the Geek will also be part of an interesting app challenge that will be held at MWC.
It is also important to mention that on the previous day to MWC Samsung will unveil its own smartphone running on Tizen on a special event. The event will also take a look back at the milestones completed by the Tizen team.
For now it seems that Samsung is not going to offer the device on the US market. Even though it is an option down the road the Korean giant is proably focusing more on the Asian market.
Both Google and Samsung have reached an agreement on patents and it seems that they are not planning on suddenly standing one against another but it seems that both companies are realizing, where things are going.
According to Google and Samsung, when it comes to their agreement it “would lead to deeper collaboration on research and development of current and future projects.”.
And when it comes to the new comers in Tizen this is what they have to say:
“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.”-Ryoichi Sugimura, Tizen Association Board Member, NTT Docomo