First Tizen Tablet Now On Sale In Japan, Exclusive To Developers

Tizen, the open source platform and would-be competitor to Android, has been in the news for more than a year now. Sadly, despite the major development milestones that it has achieved, we are yet to see an actual consumer device based on the new platform. And considering that it is backed by the likes of Samsung and Intel, we were hoping to see quicker progress here.

Well, for those who absolutely can't wait, Systena has commenced selling the Tizen build kit, which is a tablet powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a Full HD (1920 x 1200) display. The software of choice is Tizen 2.1, which incidentally is the latest public build. There is, however, a tiny catch. Systena will be selling these kits only to developers, and in Japan. Also, pricing hasn't been announced as of yet.