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Monday, 16 January 2012 12:26

Samsung merges Bada with Tizen

Written by Nick Farell



Bada-inner-Tiz


Samsung has announced it will merge its own touchscreen OS, Bada, with the Linux-based Tizen OS.

Tizen was a collaboration between Intel and Samsung  and was born from the ashes of MeeGo where it failed to rise like a phoenix.  Nokia left it for dead and jumped to Windows Phone. Samsung was a little luckier with Bada in 2010 in an effort to update the operating system on their low-end smartphones and their touchscreen feature phones. The OS has multi-tasking, an app store and a completely rehauled UI that looks somewhat similar to Android.

More than 10 million Bada devices were sold last year, making it a marginal success for the company. Bada will fold into Tizen, but all current apps and the SDK is backward compatible with the new OS. There is a chance that Bada devices, like the Wave phone, will be updated to Tizen later this year via an OTA update.

Samsung says it will launch two Tizen phones in 2012.

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-3 #1 ogi 2012-01-16 13:41
Quote:
There is a chance that Bada devices, like the Wave phone, will be updated to Tizen later this year via an OTA update.


I would say a very small chance. They can't even keep the android versions up to date, I bet they won't bother making an upgrade that completely changes the OS on a phone.
 
 
0 #2 Wolfesteinabhi 2012-01-16 16:20
Quoting ogi:
Quote:
There is a chance that Bada devices, like the Wave phone, will be updated to Tizen later this year via an OTA update.


I would say a very small chance. They can't even keep the android versions up to date, I bet they won't bother making an upgrade that completely changes the OS on a phone.

Maybe unrelated to this article but I would differ on that one...apart from google(for nexus devices) i have seen quite many updates from samsung.. more than any other mobile maker!! ...and still people complain (not just you..their are 1000s others) that Samsung doesnt update their phone (Galaxy s?)
 
 
-1 #3 themassau 2012-01-16 17:30
can't they just make the OS app compatible whit android so it can be accepted verry quickly.
 
 
-1 #4 Bl0bb3r 2012-01-16 19:37
Quoting ogi:
Quote:
There is a chance that Bada devices, like the Wave phone, will be updated to Tizen later this year via an OTA update.


I would say a very small chance. They can't even keep the android versions up to date, I bet they won't bother making an upgrade that completely changes the OS on a phone.



Their stake in Android is not big, but their own os?... they'll have a lot more to gain from updating older devices in what makes up app sales and service for "Tizda".
 
 
0 #5 takethis 2012-01-17 01:07
This will be great. More variations.
 

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