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As Galaxy S3 Prepares To Launch, Will Samsung Kill Bada OS?

News has reach us (or rather a rumour) from editor, Eldar Murtazin, that Samsung has started to reassign employees who were working on Bada OS to other projects, either Android or otherwise.

This, according to Eldar, means that Bada resources within the company will shrink gradually until they disappear towards the end of the year. Of course, one has to rememebr that Samsung has already committed to merge Bada with Intel's Meego (which itself comes from Moblin and Maemo) to create Tizen.

The news coincide with the fact that the the Tizen association has released the SDK and source code of Tizen 1.0, otherwise known as Larkspur. Given that Samsung is one of its founding members and that Tizen itself was born out of Samsung's Linux Platform, it would make sense to combine resources rather than being spread more thinly.

One can expect Samsung to keep a three-prong approach with Tizen, Android and Windows Phone which will allow it to be in a unique position as the only major mobile manufacturer with three mobile platforms.

As for the Wave range, don't expect them to disappear anytime soon. I'd quite fancy it being the first Samsung handset range to welcome Intel's Medfield mobile processors.

The phone will be launched at an invite-only event in London where will be reporting via Rob Kerr, our mobile editor.

You can read more about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all the gossip surrounding what could turn up to be the biggest non-Apple event of the year on our dedicated liveblog. We will covering the event live from Thursday at 1900 GMT.

Source : Mobile Review

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.