NEW YORK: Intel Corporation and Samsung Electronics have announced to collaborate their expertise and technologies to create a new operating software platform 'Tizen' for a range of mobile devices.
LiMo Foundation, a not for profit organisation and the Linux Foundation said that the new Tizen platform is an open-source, standards-based software platform that supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks and in-vehicle 'infotainment' systems.
Initially, the company is considering to release Tizen in the first quarter of 2012 which will bring the Tizen platform-based devices in market on mid-2012.
The technical steering committee of the new platform will lead by world's largest semiconductor firm Intel and mobile phone maker and one of the key contributors to LiMo, Samsung Electronics.
Already, the Linux-based operating systems have a good grip in mobile devices as Google Inc's Android is continuously gaining grounds in global smartphone rankings. However, there is a marginal market share for other Linux variants.
Linux is the free open source computer operating system which is at large available to the public for use, revision and sharing purpose.