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Samsung Bada will go bye-bye as company focuses on Tizen - just as it said it would a year ago

News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 25, 2013.

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Samsung will abandon its own Bada OS in favor of Tizen, the Linux-based smartphone operating system the company has been developing with Intel.

Of course, this isn't surprising because Samsung already said that it would integrate Bada and Tizen. In January of 2012, Tae-Jin Kang of Samsung's Contents Planning Team told Forbes that it had developed a solution to "merge" the two and ensure that Tizen devices would be capable of running the apps previously developed for Bada. Though Samsung originally developed Bada as its platform for entry-level and midrange devices, the company opted to support the Tizen project that became more appealing after Nokia decided to abandon MeeGo in favor of Windows Phone. Bada OS phones have since faded from Samsung's priority list. Instead, the company has been phasing out the project and working with Intel to make Tizen it's secondary option after the cash cow that Samsung's Android-based Galaxy line has become.

Samsung has not revealed specific dates for when it will launch Tizen, but the company has confirmed that it will release multiple Tizen devices later this year.

via: The Verge

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