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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no surprise here
by plague on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 20:49 UTC
plague
Member since:
2006-05-08

I'm not the least bit surprised either..

The second I heard about Intel abandoning MeeGo, after Nokia already did, and starting again with Samsung with yet another approach, I knew it was a dead end..
Intel may have had a chance if they stuck with Moblin to this day (which, by the way, atleast had a decent name). But restarting time and time again, no that's not a receipe for success.

So now what are Intel gonna do? Claim they have every intention on continuing Tizen without Samsung, just to drop it a bit later, again?

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RE: no surprise here
by shmerl on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 20:52 in reply to "no surprise here"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

No one stops Intel from contributing to Mer.

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RE[2]: no surprise here
by plague on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 20:58 in reply to "RE: no surprise here"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Sure, but will they? I doubt it..

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RE: no surprise here
by viton on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 21:14 in reply to "no surprise here"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

But restarting time and time again, no that's not a receipe for success.

Why not? They have huge resources and unlikely to run out of names.

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RE[2]: no surprise here
by plague on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 21:27 in reply to "RE: no surprise here"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

Yea, but for it to be a success, it kind of has to be actually, you know, properly released sometime and used by, you know, lots of people..

If you just restart all the time with different "visions", you'll never get there, and eventually the entire project will just quietly cease to exist.

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RE[2]: no surprise here
by kwan_e on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 02:41 in reply to "RE: no surprise here"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"But restarting time and time again, no that's not a receipe for success.

Why not? They have huge resources and unlikely to run out of names.
"

Maybe it's just that they're trying too hard. Maybe they should do the Google/Microsoft thing and just let their employees experiment with things to their heart's content, not concerned with failure since it doesn't cost as much.

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RE: no surprise here
by Flatland_Spider on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 22:43 in reply to "no surprise here"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

So now what are Intel gonna do?


Cozy up with Google and focus on supporting x86 Android.

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RE[2]: no surprise here
by 1c3d0g on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 04:53 in reply to "RE: no surprise here"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Now THERE'S an idea! :-D

Seriously, every company trying to make their own silly little O.S...come on. It's much better to let the big boys at Google handle their established and already excellent Android O.S. and focus on making it work better on their hardware, instead of fighting a lost war.

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Android x86?
by przemo_li on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:12 in reply to "RE: no surprise here"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

ALREADY DONE.

All Intel care about is x86 manufactured by Intel to be sold.

They hoped that MeeGo could deliver, and it would if not for Nokia insane CEO (who physically blocked its customer base from buying MeeGo products). Other OEM where not so involved, so Intel went out into the world and found new one Samsung. Though Samsung have a bit different needs so Tizen was created.

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