Sunday, January 15, 2012

Find: Samsung will merge bada OS into the Tizen project

Ah. So bada was Samsung trying to roll its own os. It wasn't getting enough traction, so it's merging with meego, which is now called tizen. 

Intel, how will you gain traction if you can't settle on a name? 

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In an interview at CES 2012 this week, Samsung's Tae-Jin Kang has revealed his company's intention to fold bada OS into the Intel-backed Tizen open source OS project. Bada is, or was, Samsung's homebrew effort at developing its own operating system, an effort that we were dubious about from the start. After failing to find much traction with its Wave handsets, Samsung is now wisely deciding to abandon hope of going it alone in the cutthroat mobile OS realm and is joining up with a development project that offers an opportunity for collaboration with others.

That's not to say that Tizen has much better prospects that bada would've had on its own. Tizen is the new badge placed upon MeeGo, the formerly promising Linux-based OS that Intel...

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