Samsung's bada merges with Intel's Tizen

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



1. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

its still crazy how much bada looks like android is peter(the bada fanatic) still here?

2. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 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: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 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. :)

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

what the heck happened to peter

10. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

6. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

7. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Is it going to be called Tada? or Bizen?

8. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

9. phildroid

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

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

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