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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I predict differently
by Carewolf on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 10:36 UTC
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I guess there is a chance Tizen will be killed, but I predict it is much less than 50%, so I will predict Tizen will be released in 2013, so let's see who will be right ;)

Anyway, there is a serious mistake in the story here. At the risk of sounding like a broken record: Tizen is Bada2!! So it is no surprise that they will stop making new Bada devices when Bada2 is just around the corner.

I already suspected Tizen would be delayed, as a WebKit developer, it is easy to tell from the source-code that the EFL-port of WebKit is at least half a year from a releasable state, but both Intel and Samsung have been trying to hire QtẂebKit developers, which indicates they still focus on Tizen.

Finally Samsung has a history of betting on every single horse. Right now they are making money on both Android and Bada, so I see no reason Samsung would turn away from their historic behaviour. They are just phasing out Bada to prepare for Bada2, aka. Tizen.

Edited 2012-08-23 10:36 UTC

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RE: I predict differently
by swift11 on Thu 23rd Aug 2012 11:01 in reply to "I predict differently"
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yep, but Tizen is not Samsung:

We'll have Tizen TVs (Panasonic), phones (Facebook phone, etc.), IVI (vehicles), many OEMs and operators. Time will tell. ;)

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