In the India's first Tizen Developer Summit (TDS) held in Bengaluru on July 30-31, 2015, around 1000 developers are reported to have attended . The Samsung sponsored event TDS is aimed at helping software application developers to develop apps for Tizen OS.
“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.
Tizen powered Samsung Z1 smart phone is sold over one million units since its launch and also Tizen powered SUHD TV which was recently launched in India.
Dr Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, 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.