The Linux Foundation Tizen Work group announces the availability of a set of pre-release tools to give application developers an early look at Tizen. “Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, and more. Tizen will offer an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.”
Open source code junkies can find what they need on the downloads and docs page. Currently, the SDK is only available for Ubuntu 10.04/10.10/11.04 32-bit systems, but Windows and Mac versions are expected soon.