When you initially read the description of Tizen:
Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, and more. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.
You think, WTF? What’s the point? Why are Samsung and Intel and Sprint and others messing around with this? It sounds exactly like Android, just without the Google element…
…wait a minute — maybe that is the point!