Sunday, January 6, 2013

A New Year Special Thought


First of all, I would like to wish a very happy new year to all the readers. As the New Year comes, many new hopes and thoughts are growing inside my mind. I just want to share it with you people.


2012 was a year of smart phone battle. We saw gadgets like Samsung galaxy s3, IPhone 5, Nokia Lumia etc were the best of 2012. And 2013 will be the year of 1080p screen resolutions and 3 GB RAM. As 2K and 4K resolutions are there beyond 1080p, we can expect any magic this year. Galaxy S IV is rumored to be launched in May 2013 with 2 GHz quad core. They are also about to bring first bendable touch screen. And HTC, Nokia, Sony and other companies are about to release their beasts at CES 2013(Consumer Electronics Show). Also Huawei, Karbonn, Micromax etc are releasing excellent smart phones in range of 10K rupees. 

Actually I am lucky to see this smart phone revolution, as first phone is released at my teenage. From black & White screen to 1080p resolution! From ignorable RAM to 2 GB RAM! From 64 MB to 64 GB SD cards! From keypad to touch screen! From a basic processor to quad core processors!

Major companies are about to release OLED televisions with 4K resolutions. 3D printers are engaged in revolutionary experiments. Laptops are getting touch screens. Exynos and Snapdragon are releasing their lightening chips. Android's next version Key Lime Pie is expected to launch this year. Hitman Absolution and FarCry are heating the mind of gamers. Every devices are getting smarter with dual and quad core processors. The world is now experiencing a revolutionary change.

I got a new project on this New Year day.  It’s again an embedded one. It’s very interesting to do firmware coding, testing our code on latest devices, learning new technologies and experiencing future gadgets. Android comes in cameras and other usual devices with their powerful operating capabilities. So every small device is getting smarter. So working in firmware of embedded systems and other middleware works, keeps me smarter as well. This year is very important to me, as I am turning to an experienced engineer from a fresher. Responsibilities are getting higher. Last year I was not able to contribute many articles to TaLenCia. Almost all posts were links to some video lessons and eBooks. This year I am looking forward to write at least one article per month regarding any techie thing around me. I have also started a facebook page that regularly updates about latest techie things around you. Here is the link www.facebook.com/talenciablog

Last year I had a nice experience with the coming os, Tizen, and I was able to write an article about it. This year, I expect more such experiences will lead me to write useful articles. Now I have some interests in HTML5 and Windows mobile applications as they are getting hot this year. I think Nokia will return to the smart phone battle with their Windows 8 phones. If I get enough time to learn those technologies, I will surely share my experiences through this blog.

Once again New Year wishes to everyone and keep looking TaLenCia J

Thanks

AJAY

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tizen Mobile OS - The Coming Giant


The biggest mobile OS revolution is happening around us now-a-days and we all know that the leading position is still owned to Android. Android is smashing around with its Jelly Bean updates and people are more talking about operating systems rather than brands. There was a time that almost all people go for Nokia mobiles. Now everyone is running for Android. The main challengers for Android are Windows 8 and iOS. Nokia is trying get back their smart phone market by their high end windows phone Lumia 920 which is going to release soon.

I need your attention to a coming mobile operating system – Tizen. Tizen is expected to change the current smart phone kingdom leading by Android. It is an open source, Linux based OS which will be released soon on Samsung smart phones. The main advantage is Tizen has HTML5 based apps which will lead to another phase of smart phone experience.

Tizen is a free and open source mobile operating system. Tizen is based on the Linux operating system backed by the Linux Foundation and represented in the industry by Tizen Association. The operating system incorporates a number of modules such as network management from the MeeGo project, a combination of the mobile operating systems Moblin, created by Intel, and Maemo, created by Nokia.

Development is led by companies gathered around Tizen Association, which is a not-for-profit consortium steered by a Board of Directors composed of Huawei, Intel, NEC, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telefónica and Vodafone. The Tizen Association has been formed to guide the industry role of Tizen, including gathering of requirements, identification and facilitation of service models, and overall industry marketing and education.

It has an android like menu, a home button in the left top side, regular symbols in notification area etc. Settings menu have 2 different screens, one for preferred settings items and another for all. 

 
 

 


Tizen os is aiming on platforms like Mobile & PC, cross device, cross platform, tablets, netbooks, notebooks, smartphones, GPS smartnav, In-vehicle infotainment,Smart TV. Tizen Supports ARM and x86 platforms and its kernel is of type Monolithic (Linux).

Tizen is backed by the Linux Foundation and controlled (as of August 2012) by its two major contributors, Samsung and Intel. According to members of the current technical steering team, the development will be completely open. However, the project has stated that "Membership in most project teams (Release Engineering, QA, Program Management, etc.) is invite-only", and the first alpha version was released without development or design input from outside parties.

On 30 April 2012 Tizen released version 1.0, code-named Larkspur. The first devices running Tizen were initially planned for Q2 2012, and were intended to be highly flexible through the use of an HTML5-based API. On 7 May 2012, the American wireless carrier Sprint Nextel announced it had agreed to become part of the Tizen Association and plans to include Tizen-powered devices in their future lineup. 

For developers, Tizen has given an online documentation, which is still not complete. https://developer.tizen.org/documentation

You can download its SDK to your system. https://developer.tizen.org/sdk

Here is a collection of sample web applications for Tizen.

Official sites : www.tizen.org, www.tizenassociation.org, tizencommunity.org

Let’s see their test device. It has a 720p HD screen, volume controls, power button and a mini usb port.



Samsung has tested Tizen on their Galaxy s3 handset. This shows how seriously Samsung is taking Tizen. Here is their Wi-Fi certification.


Let’s hope for even better operating systems which will give the normal users a good smart phone experience.

Thanks

AJAY

Wednesday, September 5, 2012