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Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung is finally going to put the dying Bada OS to rest. It has been officially announced that the development for Bada OS will cease as Samsung puts all of its efforts into making Tizen OS a success. Some features from Bada OS will live on as Samsung plans on merging the best features in the OS into Tizen. Tizen will also have backwards compatibility with Bada OS apps on its platform, giving Tizen a bigger catalog to work with.

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Tizen SDK 2.0 released along with screenshots

Tizen SDK 2.0 released along with screenshots

The SDK and source code for Tizen 2.0 Magnolia has just become available. It shows how far Tizen has come since Tizen 1.0 Larkspur. The operating system actually looks pretty good, and perhaps almost ready for primetime. We already know that Samsung is gearing up to release several Tizen phones this year, and to multiple countries like Korea, Japan, and France. It's all a part of Samsung's plan to be less dependent on Google for its success in the mobile industry.

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Samsung confirms Tizen handsets for 2013

Samsung confirms Tizen handsets for 2013

With Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility last year, manufacturers of Android-based devices such as Samsung are, as evidenced by their announcement today*, making moves to cut down their reliance on the big G. This announcement comes straight from Samsung in Suwon, South Korea, where Samsung has made it clear that they're moving forward with Tizen on a real significant scale.

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Samsung Tizen phone tipped for 2013 with DoCoMo & Vodafone

Samsung Tizen phone tipped for 2013 with DoCoMo & Vodafone

Samsung and a number of global carriers will launch the first Tizen smartphone in 2013, with NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone, and France Telecom all expected to jump on board with the open-source alternative OS. While HTC, Panasonic, ASUS, Acer, Huawei and others have all voiced interest in developing Tizen devices, according to The Yomiuri Shimbun's sources it will be Samsung that pushes the first handset running the MeeGo-reborn platform out of the door.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

There's a new bit of Samsung / Intel software in the house called Tizen made for the mobile market, and this week we're hearing that HTC is one of several hot off the blocks to release a smartphone with the system embedded. This news comes after Samsung showed off a very early version of some hardware running the first Tizen for a developer conference that took place the same week as this spring's CTIA 2012. With both Samsung and HTC on lock for a device with this software onboard, we're looking for what'll very possibly be a large release - relatively speaking, of course.

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Super AMOLED HD Plus being tested in Tizen device

Super AMOLED HD Plus being tested in Tizen device

Samsung may say that the use of PenTile on its Super AMOLED HD displays is in order to keep it working for longer, but is the company holding out on us? SamMobile has heard from a source saying that the current Tizen prototype being used features a Super AMOLED HD Plus display, indicating the use of a full RGB matrix. The device was recently handed out at the Tizen Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Samsung Tizen dev device caught on camera

Samsung Tizen dev device caught on camera

Various Tizen smartphone developer devices, believed to be made by Samsung, have been brought out to play at the Tizen Developer Conference this week, giving us a glimpse of v1.0 Larkspur in action. The 720p HD handset runs a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM chipset, according to Tizen Talk, though neither developers nor Samsung is saying too much about specifications as this isn't a phone that will end up in users' hands. Instead, it's intended to spur adoption of the open source OS.

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