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 Finally Delivers Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Z1, its first smartphone to run the Tizen platform. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system and its arrival has been delayed a number of times over the last 18 months.
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.
Huawei: No Tizen and No More Windows Phone for Us
Huawei recently said it has no plans to release a Tizen-based smartphone, and also said it will no longer make smartphones using Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. "Some telecom carriers are pushing us to design Tizen phones but I say 'no' to them.
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