On February 18, 2013, Tizen released version 2.0, code-named Magnolia.
A number of components internally developed by Samsung (e.g., boot animation, calendar, task manager, music player applications) are, however, released under the Flora License, essentially a BSD- or Apache-style license except granting patents to "Tizen Certified Platform" only.Flora is not approved by the Open Source Initiative.Tizen provides application development tools based on the Java Script libraries j Query and j Query Mobile.Since version 2.0, a C native application framework is also available, based on an Open Services Platform from the Bada platform.Its purpose is to offer a consistent user experience across devices.
Tizen is a project within the Linux Foundation and is governed by a Technical Steering Group (TSG).
Inclusion of this framework is an effect of the expected merging parts of the Open Services Platform (OSP) framework and APIs of the Bada operating system with the Tizen platform.
In April 2013, Samsung announced Tizen Port-a-thon. In February 2014, the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches were unveiled, and released in April, running Tizen instead of Android as the original Galaxy Gear.
The Tizen Association was formed to guide the industry role of Tizen, including requirements gathering, identifying and facilitating service models, and overall industry marketing and education.
Members of the Tizen Association represent major sectors of the mobility industry, from numerous areas of the world.
The first week of October 2013, Samsung's NX300M smart camera became the first consumer product based on Tizen; it was sold in South Korea for a month before its OS was revealed at the Tizen Developer Summit, then became available for pre-order in the United States in early 2014 with a release date of March 1.