Tizen is a free operating system based on Linux or Debian and was launched by the Linux Foundation and LiMo Foundation. It is to smartphones, tablets and netbooks as well as support infotainment systems for cars and TV hardware.

In September 2011, Intel and the Linux Foundation announced plans to shift its focus to 2012 from MeeGo to Tizen. Unlike MeeGo, which was primarily focused on the x86 architecture of Intel Atom processors in particular, and on the ARM architecture, Tizen is supposed to be platform-independent and portable. In the first quarter of 2012, the first Tizen version and a development kit was released.

On January 15, 2012 golem.de reported a Forbes report, after Samsung and Intel are working on merging bada and Tizen from. It should go mainly to the support of Bada applications under Tizen. Mid- October 2012 Samsung has announced the integration of Intel's Tizen Bada in. Thus, the ongoing since early 2012 speculation about a possible cooperation seem to be finished. 1 January 2013 Heise Online reported that Samsung jointly with NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone and France Telecom building a Tizen smartphone.

On April 30, 2012, Tizen version 1.0, codenamed Larkspur, published in 2012 and version 2.0 on September 25.

In September 2013 Samsung announced to develop the operating system for networking smart phones, televisions and household appliances.

On February 24, 2014, at the Mobile World Congress Samsung announced that following generations of Smart Watches are also based on Tizen.