Tizen OS is an open platform designed to work with a broad spectrum of devices: smartphones, PCs, tablets, in-car systems and TVs. Tizen open source project is backed by many major mobile Linux proponents and is a viable open source alternative. Tizen is also backed by The Tizen Association with members such as: Intel, Samsung, DoCoMo, Panasonic, NEC, Huawei, Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange, SK Telecom and Sprint.

Since the release of the Tizen Alpha Source code in September 2012, Coders4Africa have been developping and testing application for this platform