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MeeGo dead, to be replaced by Samsung-Intel backed Tizen

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:44

You can’t say you didn’t see this coming - MeeGo is now officially confirmed dead as the platform will join open source Linux-based Limo in a new open source project called Tizen…

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posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:53 2

1. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

and is there still rumors of an open source bada?
and a korean OS?
whats with all these OSes? they should focus their resources on one good android and ios competitor...

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:08 3

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

Samsung should sell Bada to Korea. Samsung should use this one.

I mourn for MeeGo. :(

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 02:55 1

2. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

iOS, Android, WP7, bada, Symbian and now.... TIZEN? so crowded... just like the world... from 6 billion to 7 billion.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:20 1

4. zazabichi (unregistered)

"it’s Samsung’s participation, but a range of other companies from the LiMo foundation will also join in: ACCESS, Panasonic Mobile, NEC Casio, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, SK Telecom, Telefonica, and Vodafone are all included."

It's very interesting that HTC is not listed. May the rumors about its acquisition of WebOS are right?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 08:23

16. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Only at a very, very cheap price. Depends on how desperate HP is on dumping it. We can hope, but there hasn't been any real rumors lately. I am betting HTC is willing to gamble that Google will continue with Android despite their purchase of Motorola and that all lawsuits with Apple will be worked out in the next year or so. Between their big money maker with Android and the upside of WP, why invest in an ecosystem of your own software unless the price is really, really a no-brainer?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:20 1

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Lol even before meegoo had a chance. Meegoo bye bye.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:28 2

6. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

I hope this becomes a good competitor to android, but to be successful, i think it needs a more attractive name... Anyone else agree?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:43 1

7. cyborg (unregistered)

The right term is merger. PA be accurate.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 03:58 2

8. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

The only 5 OS competitors I see at the moment are Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry (with QNX) and Bada. All these other OSs, like webOS, MeeGo, Symbian, the Korean OS and this new Tizen OS all look unlikely to reach a good position in the market this late in the game.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:31 1

20. game (unregistered)

late in the game? I don't see a finish line in sight here.. sure, these OS's have a late start, but if one of these "other" OS's is revolutionary and catches the consumer's eye... especially at a time when I feel that Apple is peaking and will soon slide.. it could be RIPE for a new OS.

The consumers will decide what OS's they like.. well if the carriers give it a chance.

If we see a great innovative OS hit stateside, it will just put more pressure on Apple, MS, and Android to step up their game further.. a win/win for all of us.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 04:00 2

9. antifanboy (unregistered)

I'm wondering what peterfromsweden is thinking abot that :)

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 05:35 1

12. badelemental (unregistered)

its certain that he will not be happy about because samsung resources now gonna split in developing two OSes. Also BADA 3.0 is coming so for now its not like bada will be merged with tarzen *cough* TIZEN

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 04:07 1

10. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

is this bad for bada?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 05:36 1

13. THE_GAME (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Peter will be licking his bruised a**........lol

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 05:40

14. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Sounds like its a Samsung thing. Now that they played and won the the game, its time for others to play their game. Could this mean "good-bye" Android and hello Tizen? Since the announcement of Google/Moto merger, rumors flyin around some oems looking for their own OS.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 08:32

17. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Development, as we have seen, doesn't mean it will make it to the light of day. These are a lot of names, but unless Samsung is willing to double down and dump Bada who is going to get the support on the hardware side? The market is still growing, but not like it was in 2007/2008. It is going to be real hard to get the foot in the door with a new OS. In 10 years from now, who knows if there will be different names at the top. But, this is super risky stuff here. How many more companies are going to be willing to take the plunge on the cost of development unless one of these actually takes off and becomes profitable?

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 10:56

18. ryq (unregistered)

if this became more successfull than windows then nokia can kick elop a.. out!

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 12:12 1

19. hari120 (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

idiots. They should have gone wityh wat they had (meego). This idea might have been made by stupid samsung

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:05

22. nanozander (Posts: 97; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Elope throws away a great OS for a half assed WP7. Where so many other companies can see the potential in meego, why the hell can't he??

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