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Samsung backpeddles, says Bada and Tizen deal not settled

updated 06:55 pm EST, Tue January 17, 2012

Samsung leaves door open to Bada keeping Tizen out

Samsung has partly reversed course on claims that it would merge Bada with Tizen. A follow-up statement to AllThingsD said that neither Samsung nor other companies in the Tizen Association ahd "made a firm decision" on whether the two open platforms would unite. The company was "carefully looking at it," but Samsung still considered Bada a core part of a strategy that included Android and Windows Phone.

"As Samsung's essential part of multi-platform portfolio, [Bada] will continue to play an important role in democratizing smartphone experience in all markets," the company said.

Intel hasn't provided its own commentary.

A union between Bada and Tizen was seen by many as an admission that at least Tizen was unlikely to get significant share given its virtually non-existent stake in mobile. Bada is small on the smartphone stage, but it's still large enough to outship Windows Phone and has a material effect on Samsung's bottom line.



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