Samsung have been quick to counter the statements made that it IS merging bada with Tizen; by saying that the move is still under careful consideration and no firm decision has been taken yet.
“Samsung and other members of Tizen Association have not made a firm decision regarding the merge of bada and Tizen. We are carefully looking at it as an option to make the platforms serve better for customers. As Samsung’s essential part of multi-platform portfolio, bada will continue to play an important role in democratizing smartphone experience in all markets. Samsung will also support open source based development and continue to work together with other industry stakeholders.” – All Things D
Last week, we reported that Samsung may decide to make the bada platform and its SDK a backbone for the Tizen project. This would not kill bada, but would in fact promote the platform because all Tizen app developers will essentially be developing apps for bada (since the two will share an SDK). The move by Samsung could signal it’s shift away from the Android platform because Tizen would provide an alternative Linux-based open source platform to power the Galaxy range. Critics say that Samsung’s involvement in Tizen could cause other manufacturers to shy away from using the platform, meaning that it may not be an effective Android competitor, Samsung admits that a decision is yet to be made.
Watch this space as we bring you all the updates on this and other bada related news…