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Samsung's bada merges with Intel's Tizen

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Samsung's bada merges with Intel's Tizen
Samsung's Senior VP of Contents Planning Tae-jin Kang revealed in a discussion on Friday that his company's bada OS will merge with Intel's Tizen OS. Apps developed for bada will be able to work on Tizen, and will be backward compatible with previously published apps. Eventually, the two will share the same developer interfaces and the same roots. By sharing the same SDKs and APIs, the thought is that if a developer can write for bada, he will be able to write for Tizen. The Samsung executive didn't say when the combination would be completed, but he did note than one to two phones using the platform will be available this year and didn't rule out the possibility of a tablet being released.

Intel would appear to get the better of the deal considering that bada has enough of a following that with 2% of the global market, it outsells Windows Phone powered handsets even with Microsoft's spending on promotion and marketing of the latter. The hope is that the combined OS will be the second most popular open source OS in existence after Android. And in some ways, the combined platform might be more open since Google often withholds source code and doesn't allow third party work on Android's core. Intel was left in the lurch after Nokia decided to go with Windows Phone instead of Intel's MeeGo despite positive reviews for the Nokia N9.

Tizen was originally intended to replace MeeGo and uses a select amount of technology from its predecessor. Samsung did say that it will probably use bada for lower-end models that use a single-core processor while Tizen is better at running higher-end devices not powered by Windows Phone or Android. The Korean based giant said that it doesn't expect  Tizen to become its main operating system soon.

source: Forbes


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posted on 14 Jan 2012, 18:49

1. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


its still crazy how much bada looks like android

is peter(the bada fanatic) still here?

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 19:35 8

2. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Get ur facts right.bada doesnt look like android,its the touchwiz luancher samsung places on it that makes it look like that. If another company chooses to use it the ui on that company's handset will look dfrnt.

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 19:46 1

3. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


well they removed the pic really quick. anywho.. i never stated facts, just my opinion. the way bada main screen still is layed out similar(multiple homescreens, widget, notification bar, and app tray.)

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 23:48 5

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Another open source OS. I couldn't be happier. :)

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 00:51 1

5. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


what the heck happened to peter

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 19:17

10. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


lmao that troll with his ugly bada avatar left in agony.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 01:32 3

6. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Peter left us a long time ago. He apparently felt PA was slanted against Bada.

I guess this is good news. We all knew that Intel and Samsung were working on a follow up on Meego, and I was really curious how that would work with Sammy without spreading itself too thin. Now I know. I do wonder how many open sources can be supported, but this will have a nice base to start from as Bada has a strong following.

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 13:32

7. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Is it going to be called Tada? or Bizen?

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 15:35

8. belovedson (Posts: 830; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


this new os might have a chance. didnt samsung hire someone from cyogen

posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:33

9. phildroid (Posts: 18; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


Bada means ocean. Merging it with tizen, maybe it should be called TIDAL. OR BASIN for better recall :-)

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