Samsung seeks to merge Bada mobile OS with Intel-backed Tizen

“Samsung Electronics Co said on Tuesday it planned to merge its ‘bada’ mobile software with a platform backed by chipmaker Intel Corp in its latest push to diversify away from Google’s Android,” Reuters reports.
“In September two Linux software groups, one backed by Samsung, and another by Intel, agreed to jointly develop Tizen, a new operating system for cellphones and other devices, by merging their LiMo and Meego platforms in a bid to gain wider industry and consumer support,” Reuters reports. “The open-source Tizen platform supports multiple devices including smartphones, tablets, Internet-enabled TVs, netbooks and in-vehicle infotainment systems.”

Reuters reports, “It would have to attract wide support from developers and manufacturers to compete with the dozen or so other mobile operating systems available in a smartphone market dominated by Google’s Linux-based Android and Apple’s in-house software.”

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