Tizen OS is an initiative that derived from MeeGo and Maemo and over time it has been developed into a platform that can run Android apps, among others. Its UI has been updated to a more modern look, but even in this day and age it’s still hard to find Tizen devices. One of them is the newcomer shown below, that just debuted in Japan.


We’re dealing with a Tizen build kit from Systena here, available in Japan and including developer tools,  manuals and technical and consulting services from Systena. The slate is a 10.1 incher, with a quad core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The screen supports a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and the OS of choice here is Tizen 2.1.

There’s no price for the kit posted officially just yet, but developers can ask for more info using the company’s website. At some point Tizen seemed like the way to go for Samsung, after leaving Bada behind. Will this be their plan B in case they want to get rid of Android, or do you think the OS is still unfinished?