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[4]: no surprise here
by przemo_li on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 08:09 UTC 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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RE[5]: no surprise here
by shmerl on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 15:30 in reply to "RE[4]: no surprise here"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Meego wasn't a success in the end, since the project halted. Nokia never switched to Meego proper, being stuck in Harmattan and then just switched to Windows altogether.

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


It's not a bigger problem for Mer than it was for Meego. How many Meego handsets or tablets came out (not counting N9)? Right - practically none. OEMs aren't running to write Linux drivers for their devices thanks to Android. As some phrased it - Android is the best friend and the worst enemy:
http://lwn.net/Articles/504865/

So Mer is picking up where the Meego stopped, and is even in better position now than Meego was before.

Edited 2012-08-23 15:31 UTC

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RE[6]: no surprise here
by przemo_li on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 20:04 in reply to "RE[5]: no surprise here"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

Nokia CEO was not succes.

N9 was profitable and got better reviews than iPhone. N95 got DESIGN award over iPad2 in GB. If that is not definition of success than I do not know what success is...

Nokia decision of halting MeeGo had noting to do with performance of MeeGo. In fact Nokia CEO publicly stated that such performance is irrelevant and that even with big success MeeGo will not be continued.

Some analyst calculated that if N9 was backed by sane CEO, and sold in every major Nokia market than Nokia would be on + just from revenues of Nokia handsets unit.

That is definition of cash success.

Only failure of MeeGo is that it happened to be launched under CEO who wanted to gain market share for other company. And you can hardly blame MeeGo for Nokia shareholders decisions.

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RE[5]: no surprise here
by zima on Wed 29th Aug 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE[4]: no surprise here"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Meego was buggy, incomplete, and it took them many years to arrive even at such state (first releases essentially long before iPhone was even revealed, as Series 90 / Hildon / Maemo). Also, it failed to interest 3rd party devs. And you're quite selective in your choice of reviews - say, check out one from mobile-review.com

If you are really able to call that a big success ...you'd make a much less sane CEO than Elop; abandoning such project was a rational decision.

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