A video that emerged online shows a Tizen tab running Facebook app for Android, as well as Guitar Hero.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012:
Here is a good news for Android lovers. Tizen, the mobile operating system, which came to news recently because it is being developed by Samsung and Intel is capable of supporting programs written for Android applications (and even Samsung’s own Bada SDK). According to a report in Handheld Blog, the operating system supports a program called Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is similar to Research in Motion’s Android player for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
A video that emerged online shows a Tizen tab running Facebook app for Android, as well as Guitar Hero. The company behind Application Compatibility Layer, Open Mobile, claims that Android apps will be able to run on a Tizen-powered device with 100 per cent compatibility. Not only that, the apps will have the same responsiveness users would expect on their Android device. Furthermore, the company is hopeful that the program will be integrated into smartphones and tablets by vendors. Here is a video demonstration of Android apps running on a Tizen tablet.
Here is a quick recap on how Tizen came into being. After Nokia and Intel parted ways on the MeeGo project, which could only come out with Nokia N9, Tizen was born. Based on Linux platform, Tizen is an inspiration from Intel's MeeGo lessons, but has different focus. Tizen focuses more on Web standards, like HTML5, for third-party application development.