You Can Now Create Your Own Versions of Tizen OS for Raspberry Pi Boards
Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular single-board computers out there, which is being used to make a variety of devices ranging from wearable gadgets for monitoring health or activity, to robots, and drones. The latest second gen Pi 2 Model B is priced at $35, and supports different versions of Linux, as well as Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core.
Now, Samsung is looking to monetize the beloved single-board computer via its Tizen OS, an open-source Linux-based operating system. The Korean giant has initiated a port of Tizen 3.0 OS to Raspberry Pi, which means using the right tools you should be able to create custom versions of the latest Tizen OS for the tiny dev board.
Launched in 2012, Tizen ships on a wide array of devices including smartphones, wearables, TVs, and more. Samsung hopes enthusiasts will develop Tizen-based IoT devices through Raspberry Pi.
This isn’t the first time, however, when Samsung is making efforts to port Tizen to Raspberry Pi; in fact, the project started a few years back, with several beta versions having been released since then. Recently, thanks to tools provided by the Yocto and OpenEmbedded projects, it became possible to create full-fledged Tizen versions for boards.
Tizen 3.0 – which is still in beta in mobile devices and wearables – is struggling between two absolute powers in the OS world, Android and iOS. Maybe this latest move by Samsung could breathe life into the estranged software.
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