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

Sure, but will they? I doubt it..

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RE[3]: no surprise here
by shmerl on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 21:14 in reply to "RE[2]: no surprise here"
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2010-06-08

I doubt it too so far. They want more corporate control, however that's exactly why Meego failed as a project, and Tizen has the same intrinsic risk.

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RE[4]: no surprise here
by przemo_li on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:09 in reply to "RE[3]: no surprise here"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

No MeeGo was big success.

Its CEO of Nokia who killed it with no sane reason. You know that N9 smartphone getting better revies than iPhone? Or N95 who won design prize __over__ iPad2?

Problem with Mer is not lack of Intel engagements but lack of OEMs.

Intel wants their CPU/GPU shipped on handsets. Mer could not deliver that, Tizen could. (Though how Jolla will change that is still unknown)

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