Intel's Tizen gets source code release

Intel’s hope for a mobile operating system has had its source code release.

Tizen is an open source mobile OS based on Linux and backed up by the Linux foundation. Tizen is supposed to work on Atom N2800 and N2600 processors and can probably play nice with ARM chips too.

Intel has backed Tizen because it combined the MeeGo and LiMo communities and their best technologies under one unified environment. It also has strong support for the HTML 5 and WAC wholesale application community.

The Tizen 1.0 Larkspur had its source code released along with some new complimentary components.

According to the Tizen Technical Steering Group (TTSG) the source code, with its new updates should make life easier for developers.

Writing from its bog, the TTSG said that it was improving and adding to the SDK and source code. There are a few additional components that will be added soon including a few bug fixes and additional features.

This release provides something called Simulator which is a browser-based tool that supports the Tizen APIs and allows web applications to run and be debugged. There are some IDE enhancements include more flexibility around templates and debugging tools, an emulator to test Windows and OpenGL acceleration for Linux.

In addition, the TTSG has improved its community infrastructure by adding a bug tracker and wiki. There are also a number of back-end changes, designed to improve stability and scalability of the infrastructure.