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Tizen Association Launches Partner Program With 36 New Members Aimed At Accelerating Development And Commercialization Of The



   Tizen Association Launches Partner Program With 36 New Members Aimed At
 Accelerating Development And Commercialization Of The Tizen Operating System

  PR Newswire

  SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2013

- Companies from All Segments of the Mobile and Connected Device Ecosystems
Become Tizen Association Partners to Collaborate on the Ongoing Development of
the Tizen Project and Platform

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --   Today the Tizen
Association announced the launch of a partner program aimed at broadening
support of the Tizen Platform across a more diverse set of connected device
manufacturers, operators, application developers and independent software
vendors (ISVs). The Tizen Association is an industry consortium that supports
the development of an open source software platform and operating system –
Tizen. Tizen supports a wide range of connected devices. The program launched
today at the Tizen Developer Summit in Seoul, Korea with 36 new members. Each
of the new members has the potential to join relevant Tizen Association
Working Groups and to participate in Tizen Association meetings, giving them
more insight and potential input into the development of the Tizen Operating
System (OS).  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131111/AQ13413LOGO )

"The Tizen OS is attracting support from all segments of the connected device
ecosystem, with manufacturers, operators, developers and ISVs  joining to add
their voice and expertise to the development of this open and collaborative
platform," said Ryoichi Sugimura, a Tizen Association Board Member from NTT
DOCOMO. "One of the biggest benefits of Tizen to partners is the absence of
application or feature mandates, allowing the OS to be customized based on
what it is best for the end customer. This allows operators and some device
manufacturers to select the provider of features and services that makes the
most sense given the type of device, the location of the customer and the most
popular use cases for that device. By democratizing this portion of the
product development, Tizen is driving increased innovation and competition in
the industry."

The 36 new members, alphabetically, are:

  * 11 Bit Studios
  * ACCESS
  * appbackr
  * AppCarousel
  * ArtSpark Holdings
  * Celsys Inc.
  * Citymaps
  * Crucial Tec
  * eBay
  * F@N Communications
  * Goo Technologies
  * HERE, a Nokia business    
  * HI Corporation
  * Igalia S.L.
  * KeyPoint Technologies
  * KONAMI
  * Konantech
  * McAfee
  * Mobica
  * Monotype Imaging Inc.
  * Mutecsoft
  * Neos Corporation 
  * NTT Data MSE
  * Open Mobile
  * Panasonic
  * PCPhase
  * Quixey
  * Reaktor Fusion
  * Sharp
  * Symphony Teleca
  * Systena
  * The Weather Channel
  * Tieto
  * TrendMicro
  * TuneIn Radio
  * YoYo Games

"The Tizen OS promises to be the most open and comprehensive software platform
available for those companies wishing to target the consumers of connected
devices," said Trevor Cornwell, Founder and CEO, appbackr inc., a Tizen
Association Partner. "The Association's commitment to support HTML5
applications, combined with their vision that extends beyond the smartphone
and tablet ecosystem to a wider array of other connected device segments,
makes it attractive to all types of companies. We look forward to
collaborating with the Tizen Association to ensure that all stakeholders can
contribute to the development of a platform for this growing market
opportunity."

Other companies interested in joining the Tizen Association Partner Program
can visit www.tizenassociation.org . New partners are approved on a rolling
basis and the Association welcomes all applications.

Follow Tizen: Website :  www.tizenassociation.org    Twitter : @tizenassn
Facebook : www.facebook.com/tizenproject

About Tizen Tizen is an open source project managed by the Linux Foundation.
The goal of the project is to build and support a cross-architecture, open
source software platform that spans across multiple device segments, including
smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, appliances, netbook and in-vehicle infotainment
systems. The Tizen Association is an industry consortium of operators, device
manufacturers and their suppliers, independent software developers and mobile
application developers. For more information on the Tizen Project, please
visit www.tizen.org . For more information on the Tizen Association, please
visit www.tizenassociation.org .

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UK Media Inquiries:              France Media Inquiries:
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Nick Fishleigh                   Isabella Cabre
+44-(0)20-3219-8753              +33-01-44-82-46-14
tizenuk@mslgroup.com             tizenfrance@mslgroup.com

Website: http://www.tizen.org
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