Posts Tagged ‘Larkspur’

What do you know, Tizen running on a 3rd-party device! Developer duo xjobb from ST Ericsson has done a great job running Tizen 1.0 Larkspur from a Micro SD card on Snowball – a low power, low cost Single Board Computer based on the ST-Ericsson Nova A9500 processor (Dual Cortex A9 + Mali 400 GPU).

Their main goal is to run Tizen smoothly on Snowball. The project page and full instructions are at the Igloo Community wiki.

Check out the Snowball videos below:

Source: Igloo Community | xjobb YouTube channel


Continuing his hacking spree, Thomas Perl this time managed to build Qt 4.3.1 in SBS and copy over the files to the Tizen Developer Device running Tizen 1.0 Larkspur. He notes that he only did a full cross-compile, so there might still be some work and porting to be done to make it fully usable.

Thomas posted the full instructions at the Tizen Talk – Hacks forum, in case you have questions or intend to help with the project.

The video below shows the Qt demo running on the Tizen Developer Device:

Only a few days after my good pal, Thomas Perl, received his Tizen Developer Device at the 2012 Tizen Developer Conference, he has been quite busy hacking Tizen and finding ways to install modules and libraries that are not officially supported and/or not part of Tizen 1.0 Larkspur. He has managed to install Python, SDL, and PyGame, and provided instructions, even a full package on how to install Python on Tizen at his website.

Thomas has started a thread in the Tizen Talk – Hacks forum to discuss and share your experience with Python on Tizen.

The video below shows samegame by Joel Murielle running on the Tizen Developer Device:


If you are wondering how the recently released Tizen 1.0 Larkspur looks like, here’s a video that BadaHub (a Samsung Bada enthusiast site) just posted. The video basically shows swipe scrolling on the Tizen smartphone interface — it’s quite laggy as it is being run on the SDK emulator. It also shows some screens like the date and time setting, display setting, memory, NFC, browser, memo, music, dialer, swipe to unlock UI, volume control, and the on-screen keyboard.

Source: BadaHub


Tizen version 1.0 is out! In time for the 2012 Tizen Developer Conference, just announced that Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK has been released and the SDK can now be downloaded for Windows (32-bit) and Ubuntu (32-bit). Updates to the SDK and source code include the following:

  • Simulator: A new browser-based tool that supports the Tizen APIs and allows you to run and debug your web applications, and simulate running applications with various device profiles.
  • IDE: Enhancements include more flexibility around templates and debugging tools.
  • Emulator: Significantly improved emulator performance through Intel’s Hardware Acceleration Manager for Windows and OpenGL acceleration for Linux.
  • Web: Support for additional features of W3C/HTML5 specification
  • Location: Support for POI (Point of Interest) and route search
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Direct key features added

Check out the full list of changes in the release notes (SDK, source code).

Source: Blog