Samsung Doing Very Nicely and Looking To Tizen To Do Better.
Over the last week or so, Samsung have proceeding in its attempts to look for new business opportunities in the ever-expanding mobile marketplace. It as been widely reported that it is looking to issue around $1 billion in 5-year bonds, Bloomberg reports. Read more after the break.
Now more news follows that the electronics giant is looking more at the Tizen platform. Having confirmed they are in the process of integrating Bada features with Tizen a Samsung/Intel project.
We reported on this in a previous post. Now however in an interview with Forbes Tae-Jin Kang,VP for Samsung planning team talks about the tie-up between Bada and Tizen, giving that both come from the Linux stable it would seem that developers are working very hard on the apps for the new OS.
Whether it would replace Bada, which I very much think not. Or replace Android or Windows which I think is a none starter but, over at Moconews, Ingrid Lunden seems to think that Samsung could/would leave them both.
Lets say it would not be in Samsung’s interest to abandon Android or Windows especially Android, any time soon, and by that I mean in the next 5 years.
Samsung would have a great portfolio with Bada, “Tizen”, Android & Windows.
I can see them building the “Tizen OS” into a formidable OS to go up against Apple and, with Linux developers working under the GPL (General Public License) the apps they are developing would nullify the patent row. Saving Samsung one hell-of-a-lot-of-money.
But I do agree with Ingrid that Samsung could bring out a ‘lite’ and a ‘full’ version for different models.
With the Bada OS being linked into the smartphone category when in fact it’s a feature phone Gartner say the in Q4 2011 2.2 percent of smartphone sales, bigger (nearly double) than Windows Mobile OS.
According to Samsung, they should be releasing two Tizen OS models towards the end of the year. Reported by SamMobile the first phone will be the I9500.
To see screenshots of the OS visit the link below.
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