Samsung originally released their first Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z1, in India last year and with that move have signalled the importance of the Indian sub-continent to their future Tizen plans. Now, the korean tech giant is looking at setting up a Tizen Academy in the Telangana state in India. Samsung Electronics this month have signed an agreement with the Telangana Academy of Skill and Training (TASK). As part of the deal App developers from the Telangana state will receive special mentoring on the Tizen Operating System (OS).
TASK CEO Sujiv Nair said it was a proud moment for them as these apps were developed by students from Medak, Khammam, Nizamabad and Ranga Reddy districts which is a testimony of the talent potential available in Telangana.
Deepak Bharadwaj, Vice President (South West Asia) at Samsung, said they would like to continue the efforts to create a steady supply of talent from Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge(TASK) to T-Hub to enhance innovation system. Over 500 youth and 75 faculty members will be trained on the required skills for Tizen development, with three app developers being shortlisted for mentoring at the T-Hub, which is considered as the biggest incubator in the country. The trainers and shortlisted students all received Tizen smartphones which will help them create more diverse apps from topics such as religion, beauty and public services.