IoTivity is an open source software framework seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things. Read More
Tizen is an open and flexible operating system that addresses the needs of all stakeholders of the connected device ecosystem. Read More
The Gear VR Framework (GearVRf) Project is an open source collaboration based on the GearVRf open-source rendering library for application development on VR-supported Android devices. Read More
IoT.js aims to provide inter-operable service platform in the world of IoT, based on web technology. JerryScript is the lightweight JavaScript engine intended to run on a very constrained devices such as microcontrollers. Read More
Samsung hosts a number of projects for open collaboration under github. The projects span a wide range of technology domains and focus areas. Read More
IoTivity is an open source software framework seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things. Read More
Tizen is an open and flexible operating system that addresses the needs of all stakeholders of the connected device ecosystem. Read More
The Gear VR Framework (GearVRf) Project is an open source collaboration based on the GearVRf open-source rendering library for application development on VR-supported Android devices. Read More
IoT.js aims to provide inter-operable service platform in the world of IoT, based on web technology. JerryScript is the lightweight JavaScript engine intended to run on a very constrained devices such as microcontrollers. Read More
Samsung hosts a number of projects for open collaboration under github. The projects span a wide range of technology domains and focus areas. Read More
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  • Samsung Advances Open IoT Ecosystem with New Partner Program and Commercial Availability of the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Platform Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:00 / by commit101

    Samsung Electronics announced significant momentum for the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ IoT platform. The company announced that the SAMSUNG ARTIK platform is commercially available – a big step forward in bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to everyday life. SAMSUNG ARTIK development kits can be ordered from Samsung’s channel partner Digi-Key Electronics starting February 22. The company also introduced a new Certified ARTIK Partner Program (CAPP) to make partner services and platforms readily available to help accelerate the development and time-to-market for IoT projects.


    “I’m very proud of the SAMSUNG ARTIK team and the strong momentum they have achieved. In less than 8 months, we’ve gone from product launch to commercial availability, while building multiple modules, operating systems, embedded security, and a growing ecosystem of actively engaged partners,” said Dr. Byungse So, Executive Vice President and CTO, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center. “We believe in the power of open platforms and partner ecosystems, leveraging the wealth of expertise and experience available in the market to bring delightful experiences to our customers. We’re excited to see all the innovative projects that developers will come up with in the future.”



    Thriving Ecosystem Extends Customer Options


    Samsung’s new Certified ARTIK Partner Program is designed to help developers and companies jump start their development and take their ideas to market faster by working with carefully selected professional service providers and design houses. Whether customers need tailored hardware or help in defining a new system from scratch, CAPP partners can help make the design and deployment of IoT systems an effortless experience. For a list of Certified Partners and their expertise, please visit There is a unique opportunity to join the list of leading partners already working with Samsung to deliver superior-quality options to customers that want to develop IoT applications using the SAMSUNG ARTIK platform. Companies interested in applying for CAPP can visit


    The open SAMSUNG ARTIK platform provides all the essential hardware and software building blocks to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer applications. This allows developers to focus on their areas of expertise in designing new applications and services rather than having to build entire systems from the ground up, enabling a faster time-to-market. New SAMSUNG ARTIK ecosystem collaborators include:


    • Operating System. SAMSUNG ARTIK’s support for operating systems include Tizen, Nucleus Real Time OS and the open source Fedora Linux stack, enabling developers to select the platform they are most familiar with. The newest member to join the ecosystem is Canonical’s Operating System for the Internet of Things: Snappy Ubuntu Core, providing an ideal OS for secure, resource-constrained smart devices. The open-source, extensible and highly popular Ubuntu core enables carrier-grade updates and an application architecture for simple and secure software deployments, all built upon the core security features of SAMSUNG ARTIK.


    • Tools and Services. SAMSUNG ARTIK offers a range of tools and services for both experienced developers and newcomers to IoT. For example, support for the Arduino web-based development environment popular with makers; and Temboo, which enables cloud connectivity and automatic code generation. For developers focused on local processing and analytics, Medium One’s workflow tools provide analytics and visualization running locally on SAMSUNG New services include Sensory’s speaker-independent on-device TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology; Soundhound’s new contextual natural language and voice recognition engine; and Vayyar’s 3D imaging sensor technology.


    • Microsoft has certified SAMSUNG ARTIK compatibility with the Azure IoT Suite and IoT Hub. Developers using SAMSUNG ARTIK modules with the Fedora operating system can get to work quickly and take advantage of the Azure Platform SDKs to create end-to-end implementations of common IoT scenarios. Together with Samsung SAMIIO, the Open Data Exchange platform that makes it easy to collect and share data from any device and in any format, developers now have more tools to build innovative cloud-based apps and services for IoT.




    • Security is a critical attribute for IoT devices. Samsung adds hardware-based security into every module and extends its capabilities by working with industry leading security partners. SAMSUNG ARTIK is enabling TEE support (Trusted Execution Environment) with Trustonic – the same technology that protects over 70 enterprise and payment apps in 500 million smartphones. Using hardware isolation, the TEE ensures secure storage and processing of private data.  It also allows users and trusted services to safely install and run new applications on SAMSUNG ARTIK enabled devices and sensors in the field. This greatly increases the usefulness of products and services that rely on a growing ecosystem of secure, connected devices and provides peace of mind for IoT users everywhere.



    Get Onboard with SAMSUNG ARTIK


    More information about the SAMSUNG ARTIK platform and development tools can be found at

    Customers wishing to place volume orders can contact

    For evaluation boards and low volume orders, Samsung is teaming with Digi-Key, one of the fastest-growing online distributors of electronic components.



    “Digi-Key is proud to have the largest in-stock portfolio of connectivity devices and microprocessors in the industry, and we are excited to add the SAMSUNG ARTIK family of modules to our catalog. Samsung’s offering combines connectivity and processing power with an easy-to-use range of pre-certified connectivity options. This aligns perfectly with the customers demanding this functionality in devices needing a very small form factor. This flexibility complements many applications, and that is especially useful in this fast-evolving IoT market,” said David Stein, Vice President, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Businesses can now focus their efforts on application design, and get from idea to prototype faster.”



    SAMSUNG ARTIK at Mobile World Congress 2016


    The SAMSUNG ARTIK team will be at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please contact


    About the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center

    The SAMSUNG ARTIK platform has been developed through work led by the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC). SSIC is a global organization with the core missions of open innovation in collaboration with entrepreneurs and strategic partners, investments in disruptive technologies and startups, and new business creation through M&A and partnerships. With offices in Silicon Valley, Korea, Israel, France and the U.K., SSIC’s focus areas include cloud infrastructure, smart health, Internet of Things, and smart machines.

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  • Samsung Meets with Techies for Open Source Expansion Sun, 11/01/2015 - 16:14 / by commit101

    Samsung kicked off the Samsung Open Source Conference (SOSCON), a two-day event to promote an open source ecosystem, on October 27 at the Conrad Seoul Hotel in Korea. The conference, which was established in 2014 and has grown significantly in just one year, aims to not only strengthen relationships with developers to lay the foundations for the creation of new services and devices, but also to foster public interest in open source projects.


    Open source refers to programs for which the original source codes are made freely available to the public at no charge, enabling developers across all industries to modify and redistribute them. Openness and collaboration, two of the fundamental principles of this ecosystem, are also essential components of Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) as well as its objective to have all of its devices connected to the web by 2020, according to the president and CEO of Samsung Electronics BK Yoon.


    As such, Samsung has invested heavily in nurturing the developer community, and has led initiatives to create engagement across various industries, with SOSCON being one of them.
    In line with openness, the event was open to developers, and developers-to-be: elementary, middle and high school students with an interest in open source projects.


    The State of Open Source


    Brian Warner, Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung Research America, got the event going by welcoming attendees and introducing SOSCON’s keynote speakers. Among them were open source leaders David Nalley, Vice President, Infrastructure at the Apache Software Foundation, and Jeong Kyu Shin, an open source project founder, who discussed the “multi-year journey” of open source, from its beginnings as communal code sharing to the highly structured and widely utilized ecosystem it is today.


    Powered by peer-to-peer cooperation and communication, open source focuses on public benefit more so than any other factor. Young Yoon Kim, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Software R&D Center and board member of the Linux Foundation, demonstrated how Samsung is working to contribute to this community in his keynote speech.


    Among these, Tizen, an open source, standards-based software platform for multiple device categories, is one of the projects that Samsung participates in developing. Additionally, IoTivity, an open source software framework enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity, is another the company is working hard to expand in coordination with other developers, in hopes of addressing the emerging needs of the IoT.


    Collaboration for the Next Generation


    Things got even more exciting when concert programmer Andrew Sorensen took the stage and treated the audience to a live coding musical performance, demonstrating that open source projects are influential across all industries. Sorensen performs at “algoraves,” events where people dance to music generated from algorithms programmed in real time. This growing community of tech-artists is often associated with open source software, which is used to circulate ideas throughout the scene.


    The final keynote speaker was 10-year-old Hannah Kim. This pint-sized superfan of open source has been creating projects since the age of 3, utilizing circuits and light sensors to assemble her own dolls, toys and robots. In her speech, she credited her knowledge of programming to open source, as well as conferences which enabled her to communicate with other young future developers.


    Kim also discussed how she created computer games, for which she chose Linux as her preferred operating system because “it can be used by anyone” and expressed her desire to be more like Linus Tovalds, the company’s founder and coordinator. At that, Tovalds himself was brought on stage to answer a few of Kim’s questions, which included why he chose a penguin for Linux’s logo, as well as his reasons for creating GIT, a widely used version control system for software development.


    When asked about what the future of the Linux open source system might look like, Tovalds explained, “I don’t think I need to know. The only thing I need to do is ensure the process works and continue to support the people who participate and get interested people involved. I don’t know what it will be like, but I know it will be good.”


    An Open, Ongoing Conversation


    The remainder of the event consisted of a series of developer sessions that featured lecturers from renowned IT companies. In other sessions, participants were able to share ideas with teams from different open source projects at Samsung such as Tizen, IoTivity, Gear VR, IOT.js and Socializer.

    Robust communication and information exchanges among participants were at the center of SOSCON’s community forum, while technology presentations covering over 40 open source topics including big data, cloud services and IoT were also conducted. In addition, there was a tutorial session open to children and teenagers to allow for hands-on experience with open source software development.


    SOSCON showcased a number of ways that Samsung is invigorating the open source market, but also proved that anyone can participate in the conversation. Samsung plans to continue to convene SOSCON every year, thereby generating public interest and promoting collaboration and openness among the developers of today, as well as those of the next generation.

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  • TDC 2015 Presents Tizen’s Future Roadmap in China Thu, 09/17/2015 - 20:10 / by commit101

    Tizen Developer Conference 2015 (“TDC 2015”) is taking place September 17-18, 2015 at the Sheraton Futian Hotel in Shenzhen, China, with more than 1,000 participants, including app/platform developers, entrepreneurs and experts in related fields.


    Set in China for the first time, the fourth TDC is being attended by top Chinese IT companies, like Tencent and Baidu, along with global technology leaders, such as Samsung Electronics, Intel and Unity.


    Held under the slogan of “Tizen, The Best Way to Connect Everything”, TDC 2015 includes keynote presentations from six leading IT experts and 38 sessions for technical discussions across different IT fields, including app development, design, gaming, television, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices.


    TDC 2015 highlights Tizen’s competitive edge as a technology platform, introducing IoT strategies based on Tizen and defining the future roadmap of the platform. In addition, the event is unveiling the efforts being made to spread Tizen across diverse industries, as well as future plans to better promote cooperation with businesses in China.


    Major technical sessions include:


    • Connecting With Tizen: An Overview & Roadmap. Tizen’s prospect and strategies in the future.
    • ARTIK: the Ultimate Platform Solution for IoT. An introduction to ARTIK, a platform born for the IoT era.
    • SAMI, an IoT Platform for Easy Device Interoperability. As an open-source data analysis platform with easy device interoperability, SAMI can collect and analyze diverse bio signals from its users on a real-time basis. Using SAMI, Tizen-based devices can provide significant services to their users.
    • IoTivity — Connecting Things With IoT. How Tizen can utilize IoTivity, the open-source project in development, led by many global IT businesses like Samsung and Intel.
    • Utilizing Wayland to Improve Performance on Tizen. To explain how Wayland can enable Tizen to operate on less memory and power.
    • Breakthrough Games With Tizen. Game development, solutions for game porting and increased gaming performance on the Tizen platform.


    “We’re thrilled to be holding the Tizen Developer Conference here in Shenzhen, the heart of the Chinese IT industry,” said Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Software R&D Center at Samsung Electronics, during his keynote speech on the first day of the event. “Through the different presentations, technical showcases and demonstrations, developers and partners will be able to connect and learn more about Tizen. We look forward to the many creative ideas that will stem from these sessions, as well as the many business opportunities that Tizen will bring to the Chinese market.”


    “Baidu and Samsung engaged in technical cooperation regarding Tizen platform. As a result, we laid a very solid foundation to jointly create a developer-oriented ecosystem that includes mobile and smart wearable devices. We hope this vision of the IoT, based on Tizen platform, will be realized in the near future,” said Liu Jun, the Vice President of Baidu, during another keynote address at the conference.


    In particular, TDC 2015 unveiled the Tizen 3.0 platform to further expand device interoperability for the full-fledged IoT era. The Tizen 3.0 platform is designed to support not only mobile devices, wearables, and TV sets, but also Micro Profile, a platform that enables simple home appliances to interact with the IoT.


    Additionally, Tizen 3.0 platform is compatible with an even larger spectrum of devices through IoTivity, a project sponsored by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC).


    The event venue is also hosting an exhibition zone. Samsung is introducing many new devices and Tizen-based wearables, including the Gear S2, and TV sets, while businesses like Unity and Chukung are demonstrating game engines that are compatible with Tizen. Major features of the recently unveiled Tizen 3.0 platform are also on exhibit.


    An annual event, TDC brings together Tizen platform and application developers as well as experts in the field to discuss overall technology trends.


    For more details, visit the event’s official website at


    ※ Wayland: Wayland is a protocol designed to be a simpler replacement for the X Window System (X11). Compared to X11, it offers better performance and scalability.


    Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC): The industry group focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for the billions of devices that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT).


    IoTivity: An open source project sponsored by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and hosted by the Linux Foundation. It is a software framework that enables connectivity for the emerging needs of the IoT.

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  • Roadmap for Tizen: Wearables, Mobile, IoT and Beyond Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:25 / by commit101

    The Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) 2015 is the place for application and platform developers to discuss the roadmap for the Tizen operating system. TDC is now in its fourth year, and will happen at an important time to discuss how Tizen will help shape key technology trends like wearables, mobile and the Internet of Things.


    It’s probably best captured by the theme of TDC 2015: “Tizen: The Best Way to Connect Everything.”


    Set in China for the first time, TDC 2015 will be attended by top Chinese IT companies like Tencent and Baidu, along with global technology leaders such as Samsung Electronics, Intel and Unity.


    Participants can look forward to keynote presentations from six leading IT experts, and 38 technical discussions looking at the opportunities for the Tizen platform, from app development, design, gaming, television and IoT, to wearable devices and many others. All these sessions will highlight Tizen’s competitive edge as a technology platform and help define the future roadmap of the platform.


    The conference will also showcase how the ecosystem of the open-source project is expanding to many different industries.


    Samsung will announce at TDC 2015 how Tizen will fit into its broader IoT strategy.


    Chinese partners such as Baidu and Tencent will unveil their strategies for growing their involvement in Tizen and how they will promote their cooperation with developers around the world.


    The event will give participants plenty of opportunities to experience first-hand the many cutting-edge, Tizen-related products, including wearables, mobile devices and TV sets. Leading Chinese and international companies that partner with the Tizen platform will also exhibit their technologies and products.


    Below is a list of this year’s keynote speakers and their topics.


    • Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of Software Center at Samsung Electronics: Present and future of Tizen, Tizen’s roadmap and progress, and Samsung’s IoT strategy with Tizen
    • Guangnan Ni, Academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Consultant for the China OS Alliance: Open source policy of the Chinese government and what it expects from Tizen
    • Bo Wang, Vice President of Tencent Mobile Internet Group: Business opportunities and development examples utilizing Tizen
    • Evan Spytma, APAC Regional Manager GM of Unity, a global game engine developer: Key features of Unity 5 and the business models that empower developers to publish to Tizen globally.
    • Liu Jun, Vice President of Baidu: Introduction of service apps based on LBS (Location Based Services) on Tizen Platform
    • Curtis Sasaki, Vice President of Ecosystems and IoT General Manager for Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC): Challenges and opportunities for development in the Internet of Things


    At TDC 2015, Tizen-based wearables, mobile devices, TV sets, as well as relevant technologies will be exhibited. The DevLab will offer an exercise session for experts and developers, to jointly develop new technologies.


    For registration or more details, visit the event’s official website at

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  • First Tizen Developer Summit in India Focuses on Application Development Ecosystem Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:50 / by commit101

    Tizen Developer Summit (TDS) is being held in Bengaluru, India between July 30-31, 2015.


    TDS is an annual global event sponsored by Samsung Electronics and Tizen Association to assist local app and platform developers interested in contributing to the growth of the Tizen ecosystem. TDS has also attracted companies and organizations such as InMobi, Unity, Airtel and Nasscom.


    TDS offers an excellent opportunity to learn from core Tizen developers and understand the technology behind the Tizen platform, app development, porting, and monetization through the Tizen Store. The two-day event consists of keynote speeches, technical sessions and workshops for app developers, platform designers, and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to understand the technology in the Tizen platform. Multiple discussions and knowledge sharing sessions are being held to educate, engage and excite existing and potential developers.


    “TDS 2015 Bengaluru is significant as nearly half of the apps in the Tizen Store are created by developers from India. This reflects the enormous opportunity in India where a large base of platform and app developers continues to show significant interest to develop Tizen OS and high-quality apps,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer and VP-Samsung R&D Institute India Bangalore.


    “This is also the first Summit which is being organized in the backdrop of commercially available products, for example, the Samsung Z1 smart phone, which sold over one million units since its launch and Tizen Operating System powered SUHD TV which was recently launched in India.” Dr. Aloknath De added.


    The keynote speeches was delivered by Dr. Aloknath De on Tizen platform upgrade features, the need for open platforms, current Tizen devices and the new opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, addressed the audience on the ‘Digital India’ initiative and how open source is playing a crucial role in e-governance, entrepreneurship and transforming India into a knowledge economy.


    Other keynote speakers included Naveen Tewari, CEO of InMobi, who spoke on the evolution of mobile monetization from banners to native advertising to more advanced feature advertising and its impact on Tizen developers. Sanjeev Kashyap, CTO and Head of Satellite Network Group at Airtel, spoked about the growth and change in Indian DTV viewership patterns, the unique application demands of Samsung Smart TV and plans for upcoming applications on the Tizen platform.


    New Software Development Kits released:


    New Software Development Kits, Tizen 2.3.1 and Tizen 2.4 beta were announced at TDS. The new SDK, Tizen 2.3.1 can be integrated with Wearables allowing developers to build new kinds of Wearable apps ready for commercial distribution. It also supports native app development making all applications lightweight. Tizen 2.4 beta includes Dynamic Animation Library (DALi) for full 3D applications be built. It promises high performance, low power, and memory consumption. Cloudbox enables users to get more content from several Cloud systems. While Contextual Triggers help to customize Tizen functions based on users behavior.


    The Tizen OS offers application capability across mobile devices, wearables, TVs, and other home appliances, and this potentially paves the way for incredible convergence opportunities across device categories. TDS offers unique and innovative solutions for a wide range of content creators and it is the best way to interact with local developers and companies working within the Tizen ecosystem.


    It was also announced that the next Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) will be held September 17-18, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. TDC is an annual event for open source and app developers who are interested in contributing to the growth of the Tizen ecosystem worldwide.


    Tizen is open source and provides an excellent experience for both native and HTML5 application developers. For additional details about the conference and sessions, please visit

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