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Old 01-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Samsung moving away from Android?

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"SEOUL/HELSINKI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co plans to merge its own 'bada' mobile phone operating software with an open-source Tizen platform as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks alternatives to Google's Android in its devices.
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Support by many handset manufacturers resulted in a more than 50 percent market share for Android, which then faded after Google unveiled its $12.5 billion offer for phone maker Motorola Mobility last year."

Does this make sense?
I thought Samsung had been by far the most successful of those deploying Android devices, it seems very risky to then move to a different OS and lose that base.
Wouldn't upgrading customers be more likely to switch to a different handset maker that would let them continue to use their existing Android apps, rather than to a new, incompatible, Samsung device?
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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I do not think that creating a new mobile platform "Bada" would be a bright idea for Samsung because Google's Android is the most popular smartphone OS and it takes much more time for a company to develop its own operating system than to use someone else's and sometime the company will lost huge amount of money.
All the best Samsung.
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They were using Bada before they started the Galaxy S and other phones with their Wave phones, for example. The Bada is used more in their Asian phones... so they re not moving away from Android because of that. It's more they're trying to get others to move to Bada for their feature phones, they way people used Symbian.
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I can't really see them moving away from Android in the smartphone arena. Maybe something for their less-than-smartphones, definitely. Or maybe at the least trying to offer their OS as an alternative to Android, or something like that.

I guess I could also see something like this being their offering to pre-paid types, too.
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