While we are still waiting the first smartphones from Samsung, it appears that the Tizen platform will be rolled out in Lite version and it is also positioned on the entry level smartphones.
The mobile platform Tizen is one of the latest attempts in the field to provide an open source mobile platform, more than that of Android. Returning to the basics of MeeGo, the work of the LiMo Foundation (LiMo Linux Mobile) and the Linux Foundation and is finding support at Samsung and Intel's mobile OS that can hope to succeed drilling, after years of attempts to put forward unsuccessfully various Linux platforms in mobility.
Samsung could provide the launch of Tizen OS, but the first devices are desired. Recently, the Korean group has again reaffirmed its intention to launch smartphones before deploying Tizen in connected TVs but the realization of these efforts is still not visible.
This does not prevent the development of Tizen to continue and the platform is already in its version 3.0. And if it was initially thought for smartphones mid to high range, with the secret hope to serve as an alternative to Android.
Tizen Mobile Lite version is in the pipeline, and probably will not stay out of the segment that could show the strongest growth in the coming years. Where prerequisite for Tizen are 512MB RAM and 1GB ROM with HD and WVGA resolutions, Tizen Mobile Lite is just 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB ROM with HVGA resolution (480 x 320 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels).
Tizen Mobile Lite is part of the evolution of development arriving with Tizen 3.0 and will thus cover a wide range of configurations.