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

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

FEATURED VIDEO

12 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

5. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 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...

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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

12. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

you just described the hardware, bada is an OS

2. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

3. Tsepz_GP

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.

6. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 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)

4. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 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

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Tada or Bata :D

8. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

11. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.