We reported last week on an interview with a Samsung SVP, who said that Samsung was looking to merge its own Bada OS into the Tizen project, a continuation of Nokia’s MeeGo backed by Intel. It turns out, however, that no final decision regarding that move has been made yet, according to a statement the company sent to AllThingsD.
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.
While Samsung is still considering a merge, it’s not a given. In any case, they have reaffirmed their use of Bada for low-end smartphones, as the “democratizing” suggests, alongside operating systems of “other industry stakeholders” such as Android and Windows Phone for more expensive ones._________