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Tizen OS

Post by richmond62 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:37 pm

About 2 weeks ago my wife and I had a weekend at a hotel in the mountains here in Bulgaria.
I spent some time fooling around with the television in the room which had Android installed, although I could not
manage to use the Google Play thing to install any other software.

Today, while browsing through one of those crappy 'newpapers' that come from supermarkets I came
across a load of new televisions with Tizen OS installed on them. I had never come across Tizen OS before, so looked it up . . .

https://www.tizen.org/

And found that it is 'another' "Linux-based mobile operating system backed by the Linux Foundation but developed and used
primarily by Samsung Electronics" (Whacky-pedia).

Now, as anyone who has tried knows, running off a standalone for Android from LiveCode is not at all as straight forward
as running off a 'simple' Linux standalone. I wondered . . .

1. Err . . . standalones for Tizen OS.

2. Emulators to run Tizen OS.

I found this . . . https://developer.tizen.org/development ... p/emulator

Don't get me wrong: I have no aim to target all those people who have an uncontrollable urge to prepare fancy Sanskrit texts
on their Tizen OS televisions . . .

But, I did wonder.
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Re: Tizen OS

Post by mwieder » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:43 pm

Offbrand distros come and go.

Interesting. The Tizen Developer Summits were
Korea 2013
Shanghai 2014
Bengaluru 2015

The Tizen Developers' Conferences were
2012
2013
2014
2015
2017

and then nothing. I'm not going to lose sleep over Samsung TVs with a bespoke OS.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by richmond62 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:01 pm

I'm not going to lose sleep over Samsung TVs with a bespoke OS.
You may get caught napping. 8)

"According to Strategy Analytics research, approximately 21% of the smart TVs sold in 2019
run on the Tizen platform making it the most popular smart TV platform."

Here in Happy Bulgaria, TVs with Tizen OS have just appeared on the market.
[ This could, of course, mean that these are being dumped as Samsung gears up with its new AI 'something' called Neon. ]
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TizenTV.jpg
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also with a virtual assistant 'Bixby':

https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/a ... edir=bixby

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by mwieder » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:16 pm

Yikes!
Bixby adapts to your needs by learning your routine, the apps you like to use, and even remembers what you’ve already asked for and how, so it becomes more helpful over time.
I'm quite happy with my dumb tv, thanks.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by richmond62 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:24 pm

You wouldn't get me buying one of those in a month of Sundays: but it would still
be useful to know if one could deploy LiveCode standalones to that platform.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by FourthWorld » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:29 pm

Useful in what way?
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Re: Tizen OS

Post by richmond62 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:31 pm

Should you wish to market an app targeted at a Samsung device,

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by mwieder » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:02 am

Samsung has many types of devices, and I've already deployed to a Samsung Android phone.
I'm sure Samsung has tight control over the apps that can be deployed to their "smart" televisions, as they'd need to be able to tap into the data stream to monetize the results. That's why smart tvs cost less than dumb ones - the manufacturers lose money if they can't control what you receive.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:07 am

mwieder wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:02 am
I'm sure Samsung has tight control over the apps that can be deployed to their "smart" televisions, as they'd need to be able to tap into the data stream to monetize the results. That's why smart tvs cost less than dumb ones - the manufacturers lose money if they can't control what you receive.
Though the industry leader provides some very good support for making apps for their platform:
https://developer.roku.com/overview
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Re: Tizen OS

Post by richmond62 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 am

There does seem to be a signal difference between Android and Tizen TVs and a Roku device:

a Roku device only seems to provide channels to access external data, while on both Android and Tizen one can deploy apps.

Whichever way one cuts things, I do believe the ability to produce LiveCode standalones for these platforms would be a plus.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by bogs » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:10 am

Wasn't SparkOut or sphere doing something like that? Hmm. Too early, brain isn't really working yet :(
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Re: Tizen OS

Post by mwieder » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:52 pm

Roku has also recently released updated developer guidelines that severely cut back on what apps can do. Nothing that functions like a web browser, etc. I got notification of the new terms and decided I was no longer that interested.

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by SparkOut » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:52 pm

bogs wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:10 am
Wasn't SparkOut or sphere doing something like that? Hmm. Too early, brain isn't really working yet :(
:shock: You're confusing me with someone who has skill and competence!

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Re: Tizen OS

Post by bogs » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:18 pm

Better than confusing you with, say, *ME*, a hopeless generic hack, eh :twisted:

All I really remember was that someone (and I believe it was one of you two) kept popping in with threads about doing xyz to a tv.

Of course, it is possible I dreamed the whole thing up too, finding out is half the fun :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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