Samsung Postpones Tizen Smartphones to 2017

Samsung Tizen Smartphone
IFA 2012 in Berlin is fast approaching and there should more than enough new mobile hardware on display to keep us excited. Nevertheless, one thing that we won’t see in the event is a Tizen or Bada smartphone. We have substantially different report last year, when it was rumored that Samsung planned to show off exciting new enhancements and features of its home grown mobile platform, Bada OS version 2.0. Samsung Wave 3, Wave Y and Wave M were also rumored as devices to run the new OS version.

In September 2011, Samsung took lead role in the development of Tizen and to simplify things, it was announced that both Tizen and Bada will be merged. Tizen developers weren’t too happy with this development with many claiming incomplete toolset and lack of software update are hindering the progress.

Things have been really quiet in past few months and Samsung may realize that it is better to focus more on Android. We can’t blame Samsung for trying to streamline it business operation, but with a release pushed far to 2013, it is quite safe to assume that Samsung may eventually cancel Bada/Tizen entirely.