Samsung has announced that it will work with Intel on a new open source mobile operating system called “Tizen” that will offer broad support for HTML5. The Linux Foundation will host Tizen, and it should be ready for both developers and end users by the first quarter of 2012.
Now that Google has purchased Motorola Mobility, it makes sense for Samsung to look for other mobile OS options that could replace some of its Android business. Samsung’s in-house OS effort, Bada, has not been particularly successful. For Intel, Tizen will replace the abandoned Meego platform, and current Meego users will transition to Tizen.