Samsung has announced that it was merging Bada operating system with the new Tizen project (Linux OS with HTML5 API) at CES 2012. The work has already started, but Samsung did not provide any estimated completion date.
If you have been developing Bada applications, the good news is that Tizen will support mobile applications written with bada’s SDK (software development kit) and previously published bada apps will be backwards compatible.
Bada and Tizen developers will be given the same software tools (SDKs and APIs) so that if you know how to program in Bada, you will also be able to make Tizen apps.
Samsung expects Tizen will be used in entry-level smartphone powered by single core processors as well as other devices targeted by Tizen such as tablets, smart TVs, netbooks and In-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices. One or two Tizen devices should be released in 2012, and the company said it.
In some ways, Samsung kills Bada, and renames it as Tizen. Contrary to what had been done to Meego (the predecessor of Tizen) however, developers will still be able to use Bada applications in Tizen.
If you want to know more about Bada, Tizen, Meego, Limo.. history and how they merged to form Tizen, you can watch the short video produced by MobileGazette.
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