This week developers of the Tizen 2.0 Linux based operating system designed for smartphones and tablets, has released the open source software of Tizen 2.0 together with a software developer kit.
The Tizen 2.0 operating system and SDK now includes new APIs that developers can use to access Bluetooth and NFC features on smartphones equipped with the services.
Tizen 2.0 represents a major milestone for software developers and device vendors. We encourage you to download the new SDK, and let us know what you think of it after you have installed and used it. This release includes many new features and improvements over Tizen 1.0 released in April, and Tizen 2.0 alpha in September, 2012. As a Tizen 2.0 developer, you will find strong HTML5/W3C APIs and a new native framework. Highlights of this release include:
– Enhanced Web framework that provides state-of-the-art HTML5/W3C API support
– Web UI framework, including full-screen and multi-window support
– Additional Tizen device APIs, such as Bluetooth and NFC support, and access to the device’s calendar, call history, and messaging subsystems
– Web Runtime framework supporting new configuration elements for specifying the required features and privileges, and providing the basic runtime environment for NPRuntime -plugins
– Native framework supporting full-featured application development and providing a variety of features such as background applications, IP Push, and TTS (Text-To-Speech)
– Core and native reference applications including Calendar, Contacts, Gallery, Phone, Settings, and Video Player
– Native IDE providing a project wizard, WYSIWYG design environment, unit test tool, and dynamic analyzer
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