Meego aka Tizen Gets Version 1.0 Codenamed Larkspur

May 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Hope you remember MeeGo, the Linux-based open source mobile operating system. With initiatives and support from Intel and Samsung, the platform was recently repackaged and christened as Tizen.

The latest on that front is that the new open-source operating system has got its version 1.0. Dubbed Larkspur, Tizen 1.0 will also bring along a new SDK to give company to the release.

Tizen 1.0 aka Larkspur has more focus on stability improvements. It also adds to the performance of the open source smartphone platform. According to the official team which worked behind the update, more updates and improvements for the new platform will be followed up without any delay in the future.

The new SDK brings along many interesting tools. Among these developer tools, the Simulator feature allows them to run it in a browser and experiment with the Tizen APIs.

It also allows coders to mimic different hardware configurations to check the code compatibility. The Simulator also helps to simulate apps and debug misbehaving code while developing apps for this new platform.

With an overhaul of the IDE, the new platform version brings with it improved hardware acceleration tools. By incorporating them, significant improvements have been brought to the emulator at least for Intel hardware.

The platform currently offers OpenGL acceleration for Linux devices. However, Tizen 1.0 Larkspur does not have any Mac support as of now. But the official team promises that they are working on it and in no time the new platform will fill that gap.

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