Samsung's Tizen Updated as Huawei Joins the Effort
Samsung today announced that an updated version of Tizen and the Tizen SDK are available to developers. Tizen is Samsung's open-source, standards-based mobile operating system that is currently in development. The new version of the software is being offered as a beta, and adds an updated user interface framework, web APIs, and support for Windows and Ubuntu. In addition to the updated mobile operating system, Huawei today indicated it has joined the Tizen Foundation Association Board of Directors. Its new membership gives Huawei access to the mobile platform and Samsung's developer resources.
Hands-On with the Samsung Gear S3
Samsung is back with a new Tizen-based wearable. The Gear S3 takes last year's model and makes numerous refinements.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Samsung's Gear S3 Gains LTE Radio and Software Refinements
Samsung today announced the Gear S3 smartwatch, a Tizen-based wearable that will be available in several configurations. The Gear S3 will be sold in Classic and Frontier styles.