Remember our earlier story that talked about Samsung exploring the possibility of merging their Bada mobile operating system with Intel’s Tizen, a descendant of the MeeGo platform? Everything sounded like peaches and cream, but it seems that the merger will no longer go through. Samsung’s Senior VP of Contents Planning Tae-jin Kang issued a statement to AllThingsD, saying, “Samsung and other members of Tizen Association have not made a firm decision regarding the merge of bada and Tizen. We are carefully looking at it as an option to make the platforms serve better for customers. As Samsung’s essential part of multi-platform portfolio, bada will continue to play an important role in democratizing smartphone experience in all markets. Samsung will also support open source based development and continue to work together with other industry stakeholders.”
The possibility is still there, but as of now, there are no concrete plans to follow through with it. Perhaps Bada is doing too well on its own in the low end and entry level market that there is no need to rock the boat, or that MeeGo’s descendant has failed to prove itself as its arrival was not exactly under auspicious circumstances to begin with.
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