Device Information

You can use a device global dictionary to access the device information, such as hardware UUID (unique ID) and software version.

The Device API is mandatory for Tizen Mobile, Wearable, and TV profiles, which means that it is supported on all mobile, wearable, and TV devices. All mandatory APIs are supported on the Tizen emulators.

The following table lists the properties available in the global Device object (in mobile, wearable, and TV applications), and which allow you to access specific device information.

Table: Device properties

Property Description
cordova Version of Cordova running on the device (as a string). For example: 5.1.1
model Name of the device model. The value can be a production code name.
platform Operating system name. For example: Tizen
uuid Device’s Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The value can be the device IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) or other unique value for the device. The value is converted to a string.
version Operating system version (as a string). For example: 3.0


To perform any Cordova-related operations, you must wait until Cordova is fully set up (the deviceready event occurs):

document.addEventListener('deviceready', onDeviceReady, false);

function onDeviceReady() {
    console.log('Cordova features now available');

Access device properties

To retrieve information on the device, Cordova, and operating system, and output it in the system log, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a handler for the deviceready event:

    function onDeviceReady() {
        /* Cordova is ready */
        console.log('Cordova version: ' + device.cordova);
        console.log('Model name: ' + device.model);
        console.log('Platform: ' + device.platform);
        console.log('OS version: ' + device.version);
        console.log('Device UUID: ' + device.uuid);

    UUID is a unique identifier for a device, and can be the device IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity).

  2. Wait for the deviceready event:

    document.addEventListener('deviceready', onDeviceReady);
  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 3.0 and Higher for Mobile
    • Tizen 3.0 and Higher for Wearable
    • Tizen 3.0 and Higher for TV