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Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile andæconnected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors(ISVs)

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Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile andæconnected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors(ISVs)


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Senior Systems Engineer/Lead Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Tizen is blazingly fast and responsive. A linux based operating system also makes it less suseptible to virus attacks. Though not an active user currently, i used it for couple of years a while back and found it much more responsive compared to Android/Windows phone.Not Only Speed wise, being a lightweight OS, it also gives amazing results with seemingly lesser configurations ( works pretty neat with less RAM) when you compare the HW configuration of other competeters .

Another great feature which i like was Ultra power saving mode in Tizen Phones, which basically shuts down all un-necessary features and gives it a keypad phone kind-a look and improves the Battery Life insanely!

To conclude i love how they have optimized the Hw resources to get the maximum benefit out of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In one Word, i missed App Store which was the primary reason of moving back to android. Though i hope the continous work on intoducing more alike and distinctive apps can help tizen go up the ladder. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its worth a try.. it hadly takes anytime to boot up and ready to serve . you might miss few of your fav apps on switching OS, but considering its smooth experience its areasonable tradeoff Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Tizen during app developement work. For Developers its a treat as bootup time is very less. Being a Linux User and C /CPP programmer , it was easier to get into working mode for Tizen Apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Despite of having a lot of uncertainties, the best part of using Tizen is that the officials are trying their best to enhance the understanding of the developers by improving the documentation, organizing live chat sessions and promoting the developers communities.

If you are stuck somewhere, You can use platforms like Tizen Developers Community and the Samsung Developers Community to get the answer to your problem. The documentation does not contain sufficient information yet, but it is being improved day by day.

If you've developed an incredible application, You can submit that for the "Best of Galaxy Store Awards". This is also a great initiative for motivating the developers to use Tizen platform. I think it will increase the efficiency and maturity of Tizen APIs as the increasing number of developers will result in identification of possible bugs and suggestions for their fixes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Every technology has it's pros and cons, There are a couple of things that I dislike about Tizen.

First one is the incomplete documentation. A documentation is supposed to have all the information related to the APIs and other stuff but you shouldn't expect this in case of Tizen.

Sometimes there is not sufficient information available about the purpose or the possible values of any method parameters. You may not be able to find the output of any API call. In some cases the API call description only translates the name of the API call and nothing more.

In my personal opinion, When it comes to the API documentation, it should contain each and every single bit of information about all the methods. It will help the developers to understand the behavior of Tizen and polish their code in a different perspective.

Another thing I would like to point out is the legacy software of Tizen Studio which is a really heavy thing for the machine. It can cost you a lot of resources when you work on the Tizen Studio as it slows down the system sometimes. The UI is also not much user friendly and it has a lot of room for improvement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've found it useful in a sense that you can access a lot of things from the lower layers e.g. I've collected the Sensor data from the Smart Watch and then sent it to the server. It gives you full control over the available information. There are plenty of APIs available to extract the useful information from your device. You can play around with the APIs and have more information than your imagination ! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I am TIZEN web and mobile app developer,and doing well in since 4 years..TIZEN is very light weighted OS for mobile and for smart TV developed by Samsung (PM, QM,QB series)..

It is more robust. you can write the app via javascript (very common scripting) and easy to learn and develop.

It has more flexible and attractive UI..

Overall, I can say, it's promising. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Having no API in OS that plays DRM content We hope it will be included in upcoming future release. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is easy to use for any generation, value for money country like india Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wish to play DRM with TIZEN, not able to play DRM stream..If there had been a good rich api for drm stream like in Android (Exoplayer).

Benefits :-

1: It is understandable.

2: Easy to lean, just need to hands on knowledge of javascript, html, css..

3: Its async file system.( not blocking ui thread) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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C++ Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tizen provides good permormance to power consumption ratio which may be a crucial feature for embedded devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Developers community is a drop in a ocean comparing to android. Sometimes it is hard to find solutions for some platform specific issues. In my time doing development, SDK was lacking good documentation and snippets, so i had to search for support on Tizen developers IRC chanels that had only around one hundred people. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Software development for Tizen. You could expect good performance and power consumption even on low-end hardware. This feature could be exceptionally beneficial on wearable devices, where you don't have much room to improve battery or hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Programmer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

I like the easy way to implement the API's Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At this moment I don't have any disagree with anything Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well I work with Samsung newest model of Smart TV's so all app developed are on Tizen, the major benefits compared with another platforms (OS) is the way to implement the API's and the easy way to debug the applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineer II
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

As advanced web development markup language, HTML5 is continuosly being used nowadays, it is very much supported in tizen as app development. So it will be useful for creating or contributing your app to tizen app store. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Tizen OS should have been more mature enough to support android package rather than using 3rd party tool to make it support same. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As it flexible to every platform so i like it.It is also used in PC,mobile and IVI system.As it is based on linux platform and using its kernel so I feel it will be more secure than any other os. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As it is nowtimes only supported those apps which are based on HTML5 in android system not all so I hope it will support all apps of android in near future Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is compatible with every mobile platforms .Here you can manage your personnel things very easily with high security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

First and foremost has the ability to collaborate on the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to support because it's a moving Target because it's changing all the time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automotive display technology. It is allowing us to move much more quickly and be more creative than we could have using other systems there's no question about that Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Usefull features like TV-window overlays. Good API and well-established developement environment (web technologies).

Good web-based debugging features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Command line development tooling is unreliable and buggy. Small and inactive comunity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tizen offers some of the best features regarding smart-tv app development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Smart-tv applications with window overlays Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I was using an old device, I never thought it was compatible, however, it was working incredibly.

And also as a developer, I realized it's So easy to developer Tizen applications with basic programming languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Never thought about it. I will think about it if it's necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developed Tizen app with react native. This is a Huge advantage I found. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Very lightweight no frills platform. Development is done in c/c++, so you get very fine grained control over what you are building. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since its not widely adapted, its bit difficult to do Development in tizen as compared to other widely used platforms like iOS or Android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am working to make the widgets used in the platform flexible so that you can use the same widget on all the devices without worrying about compatibility issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder Member
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The overall user experience, design and functionality. Everything is good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some functions need to improve in next version Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't have any problem. Easy to use and nice design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The upsides of using Tizen are:

* Can create apps using existing web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS)

* You can re-use code from front end projects

* The IDE lets you see what you preview what your app will look like/ function quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

* When I used it, it was very time consuming to get started, and actually see anything on the device. Needed a ton of certificates, and it still didn't work. The docs weren't updated, and wasted several days trying to get the initial build on the device because of the inconsistencies. And if you wanted to test on multiple devices, you had to repeat a lot of things to get it working. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The interface for using the device specific features/ hardware worked well through JavaScript. It was nice to be able to test everything initially through just a web browser, verify it looked the same in the IDE, and finally get it on the device, looking pretty much the same as testing in browser.

Overall if you can get past the setup time, it's much faster to work in than other mobile platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Tizen is based on C++ and easy to adapt for a linux background Software Engineer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its hard to get help from internet and develop complex UI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develop webview for Tizen using Chromium engine. As Chromium and Tizen both are written in C++, I found it easy to work with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Speed. their workout is awesome specially sleep tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When i was on motorbike, watch assumes i am cycling and it shows calories burn according to that. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sleep tracking, heart beat, call and remote connection , all are beneficial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

UX is easy and intuitive. Power consumption is low. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Less number of applications in app store. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Must give it a try. Its user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

crash and improving user experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

faster execution time of native applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

play store need to be enriched all the more Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

its earlier versions were developer friendly for system programming Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for development of USSD-based applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Digital Strategy
Food Production
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I worked closely with the Tizen team from their focus on mobile OS into their transition to embedded devices. Their insight to adjust the platform for embedded screens has come along quite well and is a strong platform for smart TVs and other devices now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Their early focus in mobile left a lot to be desired. As a new platform it lacked documentation and robust features to utilize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To use Tizen to layer into Samsung embedded devices or to use it for your own embedded OS on a unique device both works quite well to have a strong toolset to work from and build off of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Back to 2013 to have html5 based mobile platform, which will compete with IOS or with Android was something very intriguing. The tools for development was very complete and advanced despite the fact that development process was much easier than for Android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Performance and the fact that es6 was not realized yet and the platforms bring the JavaScript mess with him. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As Tizen was very fresh platform we tried to implement PicsArt photo editing app for Tizen. That was one of the most advanced applications in all Tizen store. When you have ready web application for Tizen it was very easy to port it for browser environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Light weight Operating System written in C++ . Ideal for any smart device.

Can be used in M2M devices for Remote capturing of the data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Could not evolve with time and thus still not a part of premium smart phones.

Lack of enough applications built on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Tizen OS offers great opportunities to build smart devices and iot devices.

A lot of applications available on Android, IOS are still not built over Tizen and thus has hampered its popularity especially in smart phones. These need to built over Tizen in order for it to flourish and compete with OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Samsung Smart home devices and smart gears are being built on it.

Being a light weight OS , latency is very low and works pretty well without any lag with smaller lesser built devices with low RAM smoothly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It is very fast while booting up. UI is great and attractive. All the apps works in a seamless way. Since implementation at lower level is in C language it is for the developers to work on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Do not find anything . Everything is great and perfect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working as developer in WIFI Direct. Implementation of WIFI Direct in C language to interact with wpa supplicant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Financial Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Tizen TV OS, Family hub and IoT devices are good use of Tizen. Samsung is working on other wearables to integrate with Tizen OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User interface can be better. It should introduce one ui with Tizen. It can be made a little bit faster so that user can get same level of experience compared to android. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a QA I faced different problems like crash. Benefits are huge. Its a great Platform for IoT devices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

From development side tizen has good documentation. From user side tizen devices have good performance and life cycle Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

From development side tizen community is not so powerfull as at Android. From user side tizen store is very poor. Will be good if tizen smartphones will be presented on European market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create new applications for tizen tv, smartphone and watch Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have developed multimedia application i. Tizen. It is at par with other OS currently available in market. Also, it is purely based on C so it is faster than competitors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Still it is in early stages. There is a long way to go to compete in terms of apps available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have worked on some web services and multimedia applications. It is in general decent OS with almost all basic functionalities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Application development using JS. I am JS developer, so Its very easy to develop application for me for tizen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its quite slow then android. Need ti focus on performance. Also need to rich on app store application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its the most powerful & important time to focus on performance, app store, available apps. So focus on this Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Though i have developed application using JS, but get much better performance like android Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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