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Bye-bye bada; Tizen to absorb its best features instead of straight merger

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Bye-bye bada; Tizen to absorb its best features instead of straight merger
It will soon be time to say bye-bye bada

It will soon be time to say bye-bye bada

Back in January, we passed along to you the word from Samsung's Senior VP of Contents Planning Tae-jin Kang, that the Korean tech titan would merge its bada OS with Intel's Tizen. Now, if we were the joking type, we could say that the resulting OS would be called Ta-da! But since we are the serious type, we won't even bring it up.

Actually, there has been a change in plans. Hong Won-pyo, the president of Samsung's Media Solutions Center, says that bada is not a fit for today's modern smartphones and as a result Tizen will no longer merge with bada, but will merely "absorb" its best features. Once Tizen flavored phones are released, the two will come together and bada will be nada more. Samsung plans on releasing a number of Tizen powered models this year.

After the absorbtion is complete, Tizen models will be able to run apps designed for bada but those with a bada phone will not be able to update to Tizen. And the big question is Samsung's intrention with Tizen. There is some speculation that Sammy is trying to distance itself from Android, perhaps in fear that a successful launch of the Motorola X could hurt Samsung's current status as Android's favorite Son.

source: YonhapoNewsAgency (translated), TheVerge via Engadget

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:04 7

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Bada was a flop anyway. Time for sammy to focus on tizen instead...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:37 4

5. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


woah... thats what u think bro! bada was not a flop! S8500 had the same specs as the Galaxy S but only half inch smaller screen! it had everything one can imagine! and even by today's standard, it had the best in-class specs and performance!
1 MILLION Wave units were sold within 4 weeks of its launch!
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_wave_sales_reach_1m_galaxy_s_keeps_the_pace-news-1807.php
well its human nature to whine about something when its gone... so NP... keep going...

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:34 1

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


absolutely true!
Bada was awesome! the key to perfect hardware and software is when both components are made by a single party...in this case Sammy made the phone and the OS on it...it was pretty much flawless at its time when it was released.
There were no lags on it whatsoever...unlike Android at that time and man the first Wave was to me sweeter than the first Galaxy S. It had premium design, all metal chassis, Amoled screen and felt great to the touch

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 19:02

12. blazee (Posts: 270; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


you just described the hardware, bada is an OS

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:06 2

2. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Had a Wave 2, bada phone, good hardware, claustrophobic os. It wasn't all that bad, unless you wanted apps. Basically, it was semi-dumb phone.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:10 1

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I doubt the Motorola X will do anything to Samsung's position, Motorola have downsized and exited a number of large markets, and simply dont have the production power to go up against S.Korea's darling, just cant happen.

What Samsung are doing is insuring their future in mobile, making sure that if one platform goes down they are already on a few others including their own, thats all.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:39 1

6. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


theres sumthing abt this moto X which we shudnt put aside..
i dont like all moto android but this moto X is certainly coming with bigger things and the fact that it is partnered w/ google itself..
this myt be d track of 2013 moto X > s4/htc one/G2 > XZ
note3 will be d one who can make any unique flavor to android if ever.. (as note2 became the most unique android flavor for 2012, FOR ME)

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 04:32 3

4. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


bada was my first OS where i learned App development... it was the OS with the best hardware mobiles!all aluminum! i loved my bada... Wave S8500... i will miss u my BADA... BYE

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:30 1

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Tada or Bata :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:32

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Samsung should also promote Ubuntu. We need an alternative to Android. Not everyone looks at 7 billion apps before buying.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:18 3

10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Somewhere in Sweden, a man named Peter is crying... He will miss you Bada. I won't.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 15:36

11. NateAdam8 (Posts: 193; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I'd like to see a Device running Tizen OS with my own two eyes

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