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We are pleased to announce the first milestone release of Tizen 5.5. The Tizen 5.5 Public M1 release provides developers with the Tizen kernel, device drivers, middleware subsystems, and Native/Web/TizenFX APIs.
Key highlights of this release are as follows:
Please refer to the release information for details.
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Samsung’s Tizen OS dominates global smart TV market
Global sales of smart TVs are rising and accounting for most of the sets being sold. According to Strategy Analytics, odds are good that consumers buying smart TVs will pick one up that runs Samsung’s Tizen OS.
The research firm said that worldwide smart TV sales totaled 157 million units in 2018, representing 67% of all TVs sold during the year. Approximately 1 in 5 smart TVs sold today run on the Tizen platform while 1 in 10 run on the Google managed Android TV system.
Roku TV only accounted for 4% of global TV sales in 2018 but the company’s story in North America was much different, where nearly one in every four smart TVs sold last year ran the Roku TV OS.
David Watkins, director at Strategy Analytics, said that TV OEMs continue to pursue the market even though margins are slim, because smart TVs provide ample targeted advertising revenue opportunities.
“Control over the smart TV operating system is therefore of critical importance as it is through this software layer that companies can extract the valuable user data that drives targeted ad revenues,” said Watkins. “It is for this reason that Google, Roku and Amazon are battling to persuade TV makers to build their TV software platforms into their sets rather than go through the expensive and time consuming process of building and maintaining their own operating systems.”
Watkins said that while Tizen, followed by LG’s WebOS, are still the biggest smart TV operating systems globally, Google’s Android TV and Roku TV have made strong gains in the U.S. in recent years by building on their partnerships with second and third tier TV makers.
“Samsung will therefore be hoping that its recently announced exclusive arrangement with Apple to integrate the iTunes app into its smart TVs will give it something that these other fast growing platforms cannot match,” Watkins said.
I have a 2016 Tizen Samsung 55 inch TV, and for about a week now the Youtube app has been malfunctioning. It does not matter if I unplug the TV from electrical power for several minutes and plug it in again, as soon as I have played one video on Youtube the windows for the different videos just turn gray and I cannot select them or play them. Then I restart the TV again and it works for like one video and then it doesn't work again. It is really annoying and started early this week. I also tried looking for software updates but there were no available updates.
I hope my TV is not broken, as Youtube is basically everything I watch on it. Please help.
We are pleased to announce the release of Tizen Studio version 3.2. This release includes new features to further improve the performance of the Tizen Studio IDE and its tools.
Added New watch application template for 5.0 Wearable. Added New Skin for Wearable Emulator without bezel to disable rotation. This release also includes some key bug fixes
Fixed the strip option in CLI package command, it was not working as expected. Improved package signing time in Certificate Manager by reducing the loading of unnecessary security profiles. Updated netcoredbg package in BaseLine SDK to support debugging on 5.0 Emulator.
For more information about the new features and bug fixes, see Release Notes.
To download Tizen Studio, visit https://developer.tizen.org/development/tizen-studio/download
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