Samsung's bada merges with Intel's Tizen
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.
1. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
its still crazy how much bada looks like android
is peter(the bada fanatic) still here?
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.
3. jbash (Posts: 342; 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.)
4. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Another open source OS. I couldn't be happier. :)
10. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
lmao that troll with his ugly bada avatar left in agony.
6. snowgator (Posts: 3504; 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.
8. belovedson (Posts: 837; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
this new os might have a chance. didnt samsung hire someone from cyogen
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 :-)