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Samsung Electronics has officially launched its Samsung Smart Home Service, which is home automation, that brings together key Samsung technologies, including Tizen and is principally operated by the use of a Smartphone application.

Connect mobile devices, appliances, TVs and wearables from one integrated app

The service has initially been released in the US and Korea. In the US, the compatible Smart devices include Samsung’s T9000 Smart French Door refrigerator, the WF457 smart front loading washing machine, all 2014 Smart TVs and, later in the year, Tizen TV’s, the Smart Bulb, Gear Fit, Smart Ovens and Robot vacuum cleaners. Most likely, Samsung will be using Tizen to power most of these new devices, Tizen, running on everything.

Initially the controlling app will be for the Android OS 4.0+, which will be connected to your Samsung account, with a Tizen app coming soon for the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. It would be a natural fit for a Tizen Smartphone app to follow suit once the elusive Tizen Smartphone gets released.


Once all your devices are connected and integrated you will be able to fully control things like your washing machines wash cycle, making sure the fridge is operating correctly and be able to switch off all desired devices by a simple “Good night” voice command.

“We are excited that the launch of Samsung Smart Home makes the connected home a reality today and allows our customers to live a smarter life,” said Dr. WonPyo Hong, President and head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Smart Home lets people live better, worry less and be smarter with their devices and appliances. We also have grand plans to enhance more and more parts of the home experience, especially with a view of expanding it to areas with high growth potential such as home safety and energy management.”

All communications are encrypted for enhanced security and peace of mind. Devices can be controlled remotely as well as locally, so you can for example switch off your lights when your half way across the world. I’ve done that with my Philips Hue lights and it sure feels good!

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Life is getting more and more complicated and the growth of smart-things makes me feel less smart now and then. The nice people at Samsung did it again: Now they have smartened up a TV remote control and it’s said to be shown in Las Vegas. Guess the concept of illusions, quick hand movements and Vegas are a nice combination. It is even better now in “reading” the intention of your hands and fingers when using the smart remote control.

Samsung Smart Control 2014 pairs ‘gesture recognition’  to a new console; The touch pad buttons user needs for manipulating videos, clips and and internet content is now even more accurate and can deal with faster movements.

Samsungs’ Smart TV internet home screen offers users the means to switch between menu items. With the new remote it can be done through movement or gesture. To make it even more useable you can also use four directional keys. When using Samsung’s Smart Hub panel or if you need to access the list of content. which includes multiple pages, you can use the touchpad on the remote to flip from one page to another page. Nice touch: To do that it’s like turning the pages of a book. Smart trickery doesn’t end with the touches and gestures! Smart Control 2014 also includes Voice Interaction which allows users to find Web pages or video content quickly and easily by using their everyday language. Users can speak directly on the remote to navigate directly to the desired content.

Samsung also has adapted the more or less industry standard design  from a flat rectangular shaped into an elongated oval design. It looks and feels like a large pebble and ithat design offers a more natural fit in the hand of the user. The circular touch pad includes directional keys located in the center of the remote, which can be reached easily by the thumb when one holds the remote. This new and more ergonomic design minimizes the need for finger movement but encouraging users to use gestures and voice recognition to control their  TV.

The touchpad on the 2014 remote is some 80 percent smaller than the 2013 version in 2013. it has been re-designed to be used more easily. That’s why it can include shortcuts for frequently used functions. Further it has a “soccer” mode that will optimize your screen for a soccer match on TV, it has a multi-screen mode that will allow you to see different views or pages and it’s a better way to use the virtual keyboard on your smart screen.

The graphic hereunder shows you milestones of (TV-)remote control from the beginning on.

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“As more and more functions are added to the TV, the remote control is also evolving to accommodate the additional functionality,” said Park Kwang-ki, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to work so that our customers can use the remote control that is more intuitive and easier.”



Samsung Electronics have released the Smart TV Software Development Kit (SDK) 5.0 for application developers the required tools to build fantastic Apps for its Smart TV’s. This particular SDK brings some extra exciting functionality with it, your able to control your home appliances (think fridge, washing machine, toaster?), lighting and other Smart Devices.

“With a membership and download the SDK continues to increase every year, the Samsung website Development Forum to be one of the biggest TV application developer community in the world,” said Byun Young-ki, vice president of Software Research & Development Team at Samsung Electronics. “We plan to provide more diverse platforms and improve the development environment to expand the application ecosystem Smart TV.”

It uses the latest HTML5 Web UI Framework for Samsung Smart TV Caph (beta Cassiopeia) and also Smart TV PNaCL technology, which enables developers to provide applications through various models of Smart TVs without having to worry about compatibility. The release date for the SDK is chalked as January the 6th 2014.

We can’t wait ;-)


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Tizen TV, Tizen Smartphone: They’re coming!

OK, it’s out in the open: a Tizen operated Samsung smartphone won’t be available in 2013 but in the first quarter of next year. it’s not a rumor but a statement  from the vice president of Samsung’s Visual Display Business, Mr. Kim Hyun-suk. He was quoted to have said that on the Smart TV Global Summit 2013 today in Seoul.
To be true, the phone itself was more of a by-line then a news flash: Samsung seems to be focussing on Tizen for its all-media approach that goes way beyond just a phone and social media: Think television, in vehicle use, computing and mobile communications.

Still: we should be able to get hands on experience with a Tizen smartphone early next year!

According to VP Kim:

  • “Quite a lot of progress in the development of Tizen TV,”
  • “The first Tizen smartphone will come out first, and it seems to TV Tizen also been prepared for launch. But for the time of release will not be significantly different.”
  • “Tizen will bring the best features of an operating system based on open source Linux,”

But the most significant of them all:”It is beneficial for the company in developing applications together, you can take advantage of both the smartphone and TV, and it will also be associated with an advantage for application developers.”




Here is a Video by Ajile engineering who are a safety and embedded design company. They are creating their own Tizen UI but they are the very beginning and at this point are showing the initial boot on a Pandaboard OMAP 4460 board.

The point is that this is one of the huge strenghs of Tizen, the ability create your own User Interface and implement it as you see fit. This will hopefully soon bring true innovation to our smartphones and devices.


…. showing we’re working on a Tizen UI demo application alternative to Linux and Android. This is the first boot. Thanks to Enrico, Laure and Paolo.




We look forward to keeping you upto date with Ajile’s progress :-)


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The battle ground for the mobile OS is not just on the old smartphone or even tablets but also includes other areas tat can include the embedded space. The MeeGo OS that came before Tizen set its sights on SmartPhones, Tablets, IVI (Car), TV and Netbooks. Unfortunately these dreams did not materialise and Intel assisted in passing the gauntlet onto Tizen, which is an OS that allows Samsung (amongst others) to distances itself from the reliance on the Google Android OS.

In a recent Interview Samsung Electronics co-CEO J.K. Shin with CNET (Korean and English), Shin made it known that Tizen was not just a pet project or a “simple alternative for Android.” He sees it not only on smartphones but also to vehicles and other industries. On IVI Intel are already progressing Tizen with much industry support, yet again continuing the work of MeeGo. Shin saw Tizen making an impact in this area in 2015.

“There are many convergences not only among IT gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and cameras, but also among different industries like cars, bio, or banks,” he said. “Cross-convergence is the one [area] Samsung can do best since we do have various parts and finished products.”

Tablets was another area that would be suited to Tizen but there were no further details given.

“There will be good news on the tablet soon,” he said. “Please wait and see.”

Shin also brushed aside recent rumors that Samsung would drop Tizen, and maintained that the company considers it a key operating system alongside Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. This is exactly the message of assurance that many were looking for from Samsung.


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To strengthen their foothold in the Smart TV arena Samsung Electronics has formed a team of services geared towards the Smart TV.


Samsung Electronics has recently released an interactive application “Bike Fitness Game” which allows viewers to play and exercise while watching TV that is connected wirelessly to a Samsung Smart TV. Fitness Games Bike offers a variety of content where consumers can enjoy a fun game to take advantage of the fitness bike.


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During the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit Dr Sang-bum Suh from Samsung Electronics spoke as one of the key note to talk about the effects that Open Source Software had on the company and how it has established itself as a significant contributor to the Linux kernel and open source community.


“I believe that the open source components have contributed so much to the success of Samsung’s business.” said Dr. Suh.




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Samsung Electronics today released its Smart TV SDK 4.1. Along with the SDK 4.1, Samsung also has to enable in-app advertising to the release of the Samsung Smart TV advertisement service API so that developers can publish apps Smart TV advertising on their applications so that they can add other monetization channels.
SDK 4.1 provides developers with the tools they need to develop applications for the Smart TV platform 2013. Toolset includes an Eclipse-based application editor, Visual editor, debugger, and emulator Smart TV Smart TV platform for new and old ones.

Platform support for Mac OS X and Linux continue to be improved in the Samsung Smart TV SDK. Improvements have also been made for the integration of IDE Emulator integration, and function Emulator.

■ Editor

  • Visual Kit: Visual Logic and Relation Editing
  • Text Editor: API Autocomplete
  • Application Templates

■ new features for 2013 Smart TV Platform SDK on Windows

  • Native Input Method Editor (On Screen Keyboard)
  • Smart Control 2013
  • App Panel Support & Service
  • Support AdHub
  • Smart Interaction: Gesture events have been added (new HI Simulator (including Gesture)).
  • Apps Framework
  • App Engine 2013 (HTML5 Video / Audio, WebSocket, WebGL)
  • UniPlayer
  • SEF (Service Extension Framework)
  • Convergence Framework
  • OCI (Open Convergence Interface): support for MIDI
  • MPEG Dash
  • AllShare
  • Flash 11.1
  • Smooth Streaming
  • Repairs Automatic Test Toolkit (Dynamic screen test, partial screen capture, audio testing, and more …)
■ new features for 2013 Smart TV Platform SDK on Linux / Mac
  • Support playback of Video / Audio on Emulator
  • Smart Control 2012 in Emulator
  • GUI Improvements in Emulator
  • Eclipse Integration
  • Support (limited) for Web Inspector
■ new features for Cloud Emulator
  • & GUI usability improvements
  • S Client is supported on the platform Mac OS X and Windows.
  • S Server is supported on Windows platform
Starting 25 April 2013, Samsung will only allow the use of Samsung’s advertisement service API in the new applications are developed. Currently, Samsung offers in-app banner and video advertising. Using the Samsung advertisement service API can ensure the best compatibility and stability on the Samsung Smart TV platform.
These new rules will only apply temporarily to countries listed on the service application below. If you have your own sales organization or distribute your applications outside the following countries, you will be exempt from this policy.

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INFRAWARE has unveiled their Polaris App Generator (PAG) that promises to run Android Applications and Games on the Tizen Platform seamlessly. More information about its developer publishing service from Android to Tizen utilising PAG will be revealed at the Tizen Conference in May 22 – 24 2013.


INFRAWARE’s PAG is based on its unique Polaris Android Framework (PAF) technology developed after long research into the Dalvik Virtual Machine. PAF is a platform technology that allows Android applications to run on non-Android platforms including Tizen. It enables games and applications converted to Tizen, with the extension .tpk, to smoothly operate on diverse devices using the Tizen operating system.


INFRAWARE will support the new mobile operating system and its steady growth with our innovative technology and know-how,” said Min Cheol Kwak, CEO of INFRAWARE. “Also, with Tizen and other newly emerging mobile platforms, we are committed to exploring and promoting continuous growth in efficiency and market expansion opportunities for game and application developers through technology and service efforts which minimize their additional costs.

Earlier this year OpenMobile demonstrated their own solution of running android applications and games on Tizen and it will certainly be good to see the pros and cons of both of these solutions. Either way, Android is definitely running on Tizen !

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This year’s Mobile World Conference was different from most. There were still all the device presentations, announcements, and revelations that we’ve come to expect from the biggest tech event of the mobile industry each year. What’s different was that this time, the spotlight wasn’t taken by hardware, but rather by software—and for good reason. After all, it isn’t every day that three upcoming mobile operating systems backed by big names like Samsung, Intel, Mozilla, and Canonical are showcased at the same event. Apart from Mozilla’s Firefox OS and Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch, MWC 2013 also saw Samsung and Intel finally showcase Tizen OS running on actual hardware.

Among all contemporary mobile operating systems, Tizen OS has had perhaps the most tumultuous and complex history. First there was Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, before the two companies decided to combine them together into MeeGo, in collaboration with many major hardware and software partners. Then Nokia decided putting all its eggs in Windows Phone’s basket, and abandoned the platform after releasing the amazing N9 running MeeGo with Nokia’s Harmattan UI that won hearts of users and critics alike, despite not making many sales due to Nokia’s abandonment. While all this was occuring, Samsung had also decided to build an open OS of its own in order to decrease its dependence on Android, and the result was Bada. After Intel’s abandonment, the future looked bleak for MeeGo, and it indeed proved out to be so as well. The OS was shortly abandoned completely by all other supporters as well, and Tizen was born under the patronage of The Linux Foundation. Later, Samsung decided to join the picture as well, with an aim to merge Bada with Tizen.

After being in works for several years under all the different names, it was actually disappointing to see what was showcased at the MWC demo. With a conventional home screen that seemed to be nothing more than a mere grid of icons and an overall UI not too different from Android’s, Tizen seems to bring nothing new to the table that might lure users into switching to it when devices running the OS show up in the market. Granted it’s still in the making and what was demoed was essentially an early preview, it came nowhere close to what Canonical showcased in Ubuntu Touch.

The experience offered by the OS running on the demo devices was sub par at best, being laggy as well as lacking anything truly special and intuitive that’s not already out there. For an OS that has been in the making for several years by now and has major names of the industry backing it, this seems nothing short of inexplicable. One good thing was the announcement of the Tizen 2.0 Magnolia SDK being made available for developers to start working on apps for the OS. That said, there’s still a long way to go before we start seeing devices running Tizen hit the market. There have been no official time frames announced in this regard, but it is expected to be late 2013 by earliest. Also, since Bada is essentially being merged into Tizen, many are speculating whether Samsung will decide to abandon the devices running Bada, or upgrade them to the new platform in the future.

Here at XDA, we get excited about any development in the smartphone industry, especially when it’s an open-source mobile operating system aimed to offer a completely open alternative to Google’s semi-open Android ecosystem. We have also merged our Tizen and Bada forums to consolidate development for them under once roof, where you can also join several discussions about the OS.

You can learn more about Tizen and download its SDK from the Tizen website.

This Article originally appeared on XDA-Developers:


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On February 26, yesterday on the sidelines of the organization of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, 2.0 Tizen Tizen Association launched simultaneously gathering at the restaurant Montjuic in Barcelona, ​​Spain. In addition to promoting the use of open source operating system Tizen to visitors in attendance, as well as store demo applications and applications running on the smartphone Tizen reference 2.0.

At the event, Samsung Electronics showcased a smartphone reference Tizen for developers through the model RD-PQ-based Exynos 4412 SoC developed by Samsung in conjunction with the Galaxy SIII. The device exhibited a prototype based on the Tizen 2.0 Magnolia, where the Software Development Kit (SDK) and its source code has been available since February 18 the lau. Application software for Tizen previously only based on the programming language Web/HTML5, through Tizen 2.0 is able to run applications using native C + + code.

In the demonstration, some Web applications and native joined as shown Cut the Rope, ZeptoLab made puzzle game based on HTML5, Vimeo and Mr. Radio is also based HTML5 and native apps Asphalt 7, the latest racing game from Gameloft. Asphalt 7 looks to run without lag in the smartphone reference Tizen and Hankil Yoon of Samsung ensures all applications both Web-based and native will also be running smoothly on a smartphone Tizen “real.”

All applications and games can be downloaded from the “STORE Tizen,” a store application that combines web and native apps where developers can publish or sell their applications. It is also possible to store other applications to run on Tizen devices.

Meanwhile Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DoCoMo who is chairman of Tizen Association, said that the biggest achievement brought by Tizen is openness brought by HTML5, including in-store applications. In addition, the openness Tizen also allow everyone to freely develop products that meet the needs of its users.

Although Android is also an open source operating system, but there are many parts according to Nagata developed behind closed doors by Google such as Android Market app store under the watchful eye of Google. For example, it is not possible to develop products that use only some parts of Google Play.

This article is from Tizen Indonesia