Samsung to Merge Bada with Intel's Tizen
Samsung and Intel are working together to blend parts of Samsung's in-house bada smartphone operating system with Intel's open-sourced Tizen project. "We have an effort that will merge bada and Tizen," said Tae-Jin Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung's Contents Planning Team, in an interview with Forbes. The goal of the project is to make it easier for developers to create applications that will work on both platforms. Once the integration is complete, developers will be able to use the same SDK and the same APIs to write applications that will run on either platform. Samsung believes this will tap the existing bada developer base and give them access to another smartphone platform without forcing them to learn to work with a new set of developer tools. Samsung didn't say when the integration project will be complete.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Samsung Trots Out New Finishes for Gear S2 Watch
Samsung today revealed two new options for its Gear S2 smartwatch. The S2 Classic design will soon be available in platinum and rose gold.
Samsung Expands Reach of Tizen App Store
Samsung has this week made the app store for its Tizen platform available in most places around the world. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system.
Android Things Earns Second Dev Preview from Google
Google has released a second developer preview of its Google Things IoT platform. Android Things lets developers create smart and connected devices using existing Android APIs and Google services.
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