Samsung abandons Bada, delays Tizen, will focus on Windows Phone 8 and Android in H2 2012

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imageSamsung watcher reports that Samsung is de-emphasising their home-grown and adopted operating systems Bada and Tizen, an offspring of Meego, in favour of Windows Phone 8 and Android.

SamMobile notes that Samsung will not be releasing any new Bada-powered phones, with the last set announced at IFA 2011.

Their Tizen phones have also been pushed back to 2013, it appears due to poor support by Tizen Association, headed by Intel and Samsung itself, with missing developer tools and software upgrades.

Instead Samsung will be focussing on improving their Android handsets and also on trying to win back Windows Phone market share from Nokia, which in Q2 2012 sold 75% of Windows Phones.

Samsung’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 range has already been leaked, with a mid-range device Samsung GT-I8370 Marco and high-end Samsung GT-I8750 Odyssey set to hit the market later this year.

With Samsung’s muscle, do our readers think they can win back the Windows Phone market, or will their lack of Windows Phone commitment still see the market choosing Nokia? Let us know below.


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