Linux News Today: Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular.

Despite the huge resources that are being pumped into Tizen, this Linux-based operating system didn’t get a lot of attention. It’s being developed under the guidance of the Linux Foundation, with help from multiple companies and led by Samsung.

Samsung is also the company that’s been pushing for the adoption of Tizen, but until now it’s only been implemented on some low-end devices and a watch. It’s clear that Samsung it’s trying to get rid of the Android OS and all the royalties it needs to pay to Google, but that’s not happening anytime soon.

Tizen 3.0 for Raspberry Pi 2 is an important step

One of the problems with Tizen is the lack of awareness in the community. Simply put, most people don’t know that it exists, and that’s obviously an issue. One of the solutions is to make it available for Raspberry Pi 2, an incredibly popular mini PC that’s already in the hands of millions of people.

“The Samsung Open Source Group is currently in the process of porting Tizen 3.0 to the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2). Our goal is to create a device capable of running a fully-functional Tizen 3.0 operating system, and we chose the RPi2 because it is the most popular single-board computer with more than 5 million sold,” developers wrote.

As it stands right now, Tizen 3.0 has been made to work on Raspberry Pi 2, but there are a number of problems that need to be overcome. The biggest one right now is the installation of apps. The developers also managed to enable 3D acceleration, so the porting process is actually going quite well.

Tizen 3.0 is still in the Beta stages, and there is no indication of when it’s going to be available in a stable form.

Via Softpedia