Tizen Developer Conference 2017: Samsung introduces Tizen 4.0 for lightweight devices

As per Samsung, the new Tizen OS will not be limited to smartphones and TVs anymore, as it will now subdivide functional modules

Samsung unveiled the Tizen 4.0 operating system at the Tizen Developers Conference (TDC) in San Francisco. This time the new version includes more use for devices than its predecessors, reported ZDNet.

The South Korean tech giant showcased the abilities of this new OS, which will not be limited to smartphones and TVs anymore, as it will now sub-divide functional modules.

At the first TDC conference in 2012, Samsung had introduced the open-source Tizen 1.0.

The Z line-up of Samsung's smartphones that have been launched in India uses Linux-based Tizen platforms. Apart from that Samsung smart TVs and smart outdoor signage also use this OS.

Tizen 4.0 has now been extended to Tizen Real Time for application in low-specification devices such as bulbs, thermostats, and scales.

The company is joining hands with Microsoft to provide development tools to developers in order to create Tizen apps. As per the publication, Microsoft's .NET and Xamarin UI framework are introduced to Tizen for C# language-based apps that can be made in the popular Visual Studio app by developers.

Samsung also showed off its Z4 smartphone at the conference, the latest in its Z line-up. In 2015 the company had first launched Z1 in India.

It also introduced a new module in its ARTIK IoT module series, ARTIK053, which uses Tizen 4.0 and it is also optimized for use in low-data devices.

Samsung said it will introduce more modules for Tizen applications going forward, as well as develop new ones with Broadlink in China, Commax in South Korea, and Glympse in the US.