About a year ago MeeGo threw in the towel and launched a new project called Tizen which left many in the open source community wondering if the project would yield an actual project. Today new news has surfaced and Tizen has now achieved a 1.0 status and both source code and software development kit forms are open to the public.
Developers now have access to a new browser-based simulator and a faster emulator, while those scouring the source code will find new point-of-interest and route searching features in location-aware apps as well as WiFi Direct and more HTML5 support. Which means that they’ve got all the tools necessary to build great apps for a handset. So who exactly is working on Tizen? Intel, Panasonic, Samsung & Huawei and a bunch of carriers are in the mix. We wonder if CTIA on May 8th might have a bit of news, then again, this isn’t going to be US focused OS so we’ll have to wait and see.
If you’re wondering what Tizen looks like, we’ve got a video of a 3D photo view below to give you an idea.