So Samsung is phasing out Bada and folding it into Tizen.
Kinda saw this coming. Who didn’t? Bada hasn’t been lighting the mobile world on fire and Tizen seems more promising given Intel’s into it as well. 2014 Is going to be a big year for Samsung as we’ll see more how it’ll go about switching from Android to its own OS. I’m sure Samsung will always making Android devices to some extent. If Samsung is fully committed, this will be a multi-year transition.
But Samsung has to publicly make a declaration. Otherwise, Samsung fans won’t bite and they’ll stick with Google as the safer choice.
Meanwhile, Google already has shown that it will make a move into the hardware business. This is now an opportunity for it to take the high-end device mantle from the Galaxy brand.