When Tizen was first announced, and through the months of development Tizen has always been projected as an operating system for high end devices. But that is changing, and with Tizen 3.0, Tizen will introduce support for low-end smartphones as well. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as its easier to convince people to buy a cheap phone on a brand new platform than it is to convince them to spend 600$+ on a OS that’s still in its infancy.
Tizen Mobile Lite will need just 256 MB RAM, a 512 MB ROM, and support HVGA and QVGA screen resolutions. Tizen’s minimum needs otherwise include 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM and it supports HD and WVGA screens.
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The Tizen Association clearly wants to make Tizen come scaleable and with Samsung being a driving force, its not hard to imagine why. If they are to hedge their bets against Google’s Android with Tizen, Samsung needs Tizen to support a full spectrum of smartphones. More on Tizen 3.0 and news from the Tizen Developer Summit in Seoul later.