The South Korean tech giant launched Bada OS in 2010 with the company’s initiative to produce a new operating system for its low-end touchscreen phones.
As opposed to the company’s previous featurephone OS, Bada was fresher and had real smartphone capabilities such as multitasking and third party app installations via Samsung’s app marketplace.
With the decision for a merger between two operating systems, Samsung has decided to cease the existence of Bada but promised that existing Bada apps and the SDK will be compatible with the new operating system.
The phone maker has yet to announce if existing Bada devices will also receive a Tizen upgrade, saying that either one or two Tizen phones will arrive this year.
Samsung already has support for Android and Windows Phone, two of the major ecosystems in the mobile industry today, and most devices that run on them cover the high-end smartphone market.
Thus, it would be likely that Samsung will start off with Tizen devices on the low- to mid-range bracket.