Well, that’s it for Bada! Samsung announced the complete end to development of its Linux-based operating system for cheap smartphones. The company will focus on the MeeGo successor Tizen instead, says SamMobile. The new Linux based Tizen devices will probably need some time before they come to the market. In the second half of 2012 there will be no other devices coming out with Samsung’s Bada. The end was already in sight. In May it was said that Samsung would no longer invest in Bada. Anyone who has watched the market saw the end of Bada coming anyway. The last devices came to IFA in 2011 in the form of the Wave3, M Wave and Wave Y all had Bada 2.0.
In the second half of 2012 Samsung will reportedly market only Android and soon Windows Phone 8 phones. For devices with Microsoft’s new mobile operating system, it’s probably all about the Koreans. The current “top dog” Nokia’s market shares are in dispute, and they’re trying again to reach the top position. In the affordable smartphone market, Samsung will probably use Android for the time being, since the introduction of the first smartphone with Tizen Linux was reportedly postponed to 2013. Although first developer devices with Tizen 1.0 were distributed, it still falls short of development tools, and the work on the operating system is not up to snuff. The result of the chaos of Samsung’s operating system plans: Android and Windows Phone are number 1 and number 2, Bada is dead and not yet reborn as Tizen.