“Tizen Studio […] makes it easier for developers to test their work, reducing the multi-step certification process that was previously required…”
Samsung is working to make life easier for developers using its open source operating system. Accordingly, it’s also getting new branding: The latest update after Tizen 2.4 has been dubbed Tizen Studio 1.0.
There are several improvements. For one thing, a simplified setup will see the removal of what was, by Samsung’s own admission in a post on its website, “a lot of unnecessary information and difficult error handling”. Tizen Studio also makes it easier for developers to test their work, reducing the multi-step certification process that was previously required; and the emulator environment has been cleaned up to make it easier for developers to understand. Finally, Tizen Studio sports a refined, decluttered user interface.
The efforts seem to reflect a desire on Samsung’s part to attract more development on its platform. While that should help to ensure that more apps and software are built into Samsung’s ecosystem, it could also help Samsung to stay competitive with rivals like Apple and Microsoft, whose own operating system updates have lately tended to arrive with a lot of hype and fanfare.