Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 19:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As Sammobile reports: "Samsung will not bring any kind of new Bada phones in the second half of 2012. Samsung's latest bada phones showed up last year at IFA 2011 in Berlin. Samsung showed the Wave3, Wave M and Wave Y, all those devices run on Bada version 2.0. The focus of Samsung in the second half of 2012 is fully on Windows Phone 8 and Android. Because the Windows Phone market is in the hands of Nokia they will try to get that share back. Samsung will also try to make their Android position better than before. Thanks to some new Galaxy products in the second half of 2012. Another sad thing is Samsung moved their first TIZEN OS devices to 2013. Samsung already gave away some developers devices with TIZEN 1.0. The only problem is the support from TIZEN itself." Tizen was a lost cause to begin with, and Bada, while actually pretty good, can easily be replaced by Android. As much as it sucks to lose two operating systems (don't kid yourselves - these are EOL messages), it makes sense from a business perspective. Next up: the TouchWiz team.
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As expected.
by moondevil on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 20:30 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

As a former Nokia employee I wasn't expecting Tizen to go anywhere.

Sadly, reality seems to confirm my expectations.

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RE: As expected.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 20:54 in reply to "As expected."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Is it just me or should you not have any faith what-so-ever in any linux distribution that has Intel as one of its Corporate sponsors.

First there was Moblin, then Meego, now Tizen. I'd say the same for Nokia, but Mameo shipped on products for a while. But that was old Nokia, before the stealth MS takeover.

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RE[2]: As expected.
by shmerl on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 21:17 in reply to "RE: As expected."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

That could be the case if that distribution was community managed (like Meego's fork, Mer for example). But Intel and Nokia weren't just sponsors, they effectively fully controlled Meego, so naturally when they quit - it stopped as a project.

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RE[2]: As expected.
by agnathan on Mon 27th Aug 2012 17:09 in reply to "RE: As expected."
agnathan Member since:
2012-08-27

Intel is, at the moment, the number 1 corporate contributor to the Linux kernel project.

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