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[8]: no surprise here
by przemo_li on Fri 24th Aug 2012 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: no surprise here"
przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

I do agree. MeeGo like Tizen now was too dependent on single OEM. ;)

But that is how Intel wants it. They want to sell their chips, so they need mobile OS that can run on x86. That is why Nokia was choosed. They had all to win to focus on MeeGo. While Intel would get market for its chips.

Though calling Nokia unreliable at that time is not fair. Nobody thought that Nokia would choose completely new OS ecosystem that would have nothing do to with anything "Nokia", and would not benefit Nokia ecosystem.

Foreseeing that would require large amount of insanity on behalf of person making prediction.

In other words, organization behind MeeGo had ingrained risk, but very very very small. Our lose that in the end it was too large.

On the other hand N9 and N95 prove that coop between Nokia and Intel was good enough to create wonders. Shame on Nokia CEO for not using it.

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RE[9]: no surprise here
by swift11 on Fri 24th Aug 2012 10:04 in reply to "RE[8]: no surprise here"
swift11 Member since:
2012-08-23

I do agree. MeeGo like Tizen now was too dependent on single OEM.

Tizen runs on x86 and ARM (Samsung and Huawei); Panasonic and NEC are also members of the TA.
http://www.tizenassociation.org/en/

So Tizen will run on millions of devices, in all shapes and forms.

Edited 2012-08-24 10:07 UTC

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RE[9]: no surprise here
by shmerl on Fri 24th Aug 2012 15:04 in reply to "RE[8]: no surprise here"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

This should teach FOSS projects a lesson - don't trust corporations blindly, and try to be independent enough in order not to halt when they change their moods.

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