Tizen 1.0 hands-on: Can Samsung and Intel’s mobile OS compete with Android?

Tizen is still in development, but it is designed to support a number of high-end smartphone features. The OS supports HD screen resolutions, and up to three front-facing buttons that can be physical or capacitive. Further, it features support for tethering, NFC, WiFi, GPS, and 4G LTE technologies. It is designed to work around ARM or x86 processors and up to 1GB of RAM. It can also support cameras, touchscreens, and other sensors pending software support (there is no camera application yet but it is coming). While it is short on application and developer support right now, it is intended for high-end devices and to be at least as capable as Android.