As of May 2013 there were no announcements either from Samsung or Intel about market releases of Tizen on actual devices. The first devices were planned to hit the market in second half of 2012. It was then clarified that first quarter of 2013 is not a date of actual product launch but demonstration at Mobile World Congress.Tizen Devices made by Samsung would ship in 2013, perhaps in August or September, then replaced to "Later in 2013" but the exact date has not been disclosed.
Relation to bada OS:
A possible cause of delay is Samsung's transition to bada on top of Linux as a base for the operating system, that publicly materialized in the final 2.0 release. As a consequence the frameworks coming from the bada OS cover EFL frameworks and make them private and thus not available for general use by application developers.
Presented originally as an open source operating system, Tizen 2 has a complicated licensing model. Its SDK is built on top of open source components but the entire SDK has been published under a non-open-source Samsung license.
The operating system itself consists of many open source components. A number of components internally developed by Samsung are however released under the Flora License which is most likely "incompatible with requirements of the Open Source Initiative". Therefore it is not known whether the native application framework and its graphical components can be legally utilized for Free and Open Source Software such as GPL appl
SO you see folks, Samsung is trying to dump Android because of all the Malware saga and is moving toward a "non-open-source framework", and that is why Intel that was the original developer of Tizen can not be much of a help, even if they wanted to....
So they are trying to re-invent the wheel and don't know how, in the meantime MSFT/Nokia are going to eat their lunch and some....; and as for Goofle, they will be really upset because their 900 million cash cow base will be slaughtered by Mr. Softy and friends....
Bill Gates is laughing all the way to the Bank with WP-8 and soon with Surface Pro Phone.
A: Tizen is a web-centric, fully open source mobile platform, based on the Linux kernel. Tizen is claimed to be the leading mobile platform that has full support for HTML5 and other web-centric features. '
so it looks like they have failed in "moving toward a "non-open-source framework"".