Linux-based mobile operating system backed by the Linux Foundation but developed and used primarily by Samsung Electronics. This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Tizen and the mobile software distributions it is related to. In January 2013, Samsung announced its intent to release multiple Tizen-based phones that year. In February 2013, Samsung merged its Bada operating system into Tizen. In October 2013, the first Tizen tablet was shipped by Systena.