Just after launch of N9, first Meego phone, Linux foundation announce Meego replacement: Tizen.
In interesting turn of events, MeeGo the next OS that was supposed to be the OS replacement for Nokia smartphones, is already dead. Nokia had just launched N9 in various territories, its first phone powered by MeeGo open source OS, but on same day Linux Foundation announced that it will be folding its work on MeeGo and concentrate on a new project called: Tizen.
Tizen will be a a new linux based OS made specifically to cater for HTML5 based technologies and run across all type of integrated devices from Phones, tablets, TVs, netbooks to in-car entertainment systems. Many of MeeGo core functions will be transferred to Tizen to jump start the project. As for MeeGo project, it is not actively in development anymore at Linux foundation. How this will affect Nokia N9 sales will have to be seen, as people will not be interested in buying a new smartphone using a platform that will likely receive no updates. The OS is open source so developers can still build and expand on MeeGo platform, but its hard to see a charm behind MeeGo now.
Tizen has already received backing of Samsung, Panasonic and Intel etc. Smart move for Nokia would be to hold the sales of N9 to as minimum as they can and focus only on Windows Phone 7 handsets for now.
More info about the new Tizen OS can be found @ Tizen.org