Bye-bye bada; Tizen to absorb its best features instead of straight merger
posted by Alan F. / Feb 25, 2013, 3:52 AM
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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Bada was a flop anyway. Time for sammy to focus on tizen instead...
posted on Feb 25, 2013, 4:04 AM 7
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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/samsun
well its human nature to whine about something when its gone... so NP... keep going... _keeps_the_pace-news-1807.php
posted on Feb 25, 2013, 4:37 AM 4
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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 Feb 25, 2013, 7:34 AM 1
Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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 Feb 25, 2013, 4:10 AM 1
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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 Feb 25, 2013, 4:39 AM 1
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