We had earlier reported about Samsung planning to release a phone running on Tizen, an open-sourced project formed by merging Samsung’s Bada and the remnants of Nokia’s MeeGo. Now the folks at Yonhap report that Samsung is reportedly planning to scrap its Bada OS altogether and merge it with Tizen.
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The report quotes Hong Won-pyo, President of Samsung’s Media Solutions Center, saying that once Tizen devices are launched in the market, the two OS will be merged together. This will come as good news for potential Tizen phone buyers the apps developed for the Bada OS will work on the upcoming devices. But, Samsung has also warned that it won’t be possible to upgrade Bada phones to Tizen. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Sport clears FCC certification; could launch alongside Galaxy S10 on February 20
Samsung plans to release a couple of Tizen phones during this calendar year. What is not clear is if it will show a device at the Mobile World Congress. Also Read - Samsung developing smartwatch with in-display fingerprint sensor, patent reveals