South Korean handset manufacturer Samsung will have a very busy end of the year. According to the latest hearsay, the company plans to focus on Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms in the second half of 2012.
This is one of the main reasons Samsung decided to push the launch of the first Tizen devices to 2013. In addition, word is that its proprietary Bada operating system will be discontinued by mid-2103.
The folks over at SamMobile
, claim Samsung is trying to win back the lost Windows Phone market share from Nokia, which is why it will release high-end devices powered by Windows Phone 8 as early as Q4 2012.
Secondly, the South Korean company will strengthen its number one position on the Android smartphone market with new Galaxy devices that will be announced later this month at IFA 2012, which is set to kick off on August 31 in Berlin, Germany.
Another reason for Tizen’s delay to 2013 is the fact that Samsung’s engineers did not have time to offer developers the proper tools and support in order for the platform to be successfully launched this year.
Apparently, most developers who want to create Tizen apps
are complaining of “missing tools and software upgrades.” For those unfamiliar with this mobile platform, Samsung already launched Tizen OS 1.0, though it’s only available for developers.
Another bad news is the fact that Samsung is really planning to kill Bada OS
by mid-2013. Sources close to the matter confirm the handset maker’s latest Bada smartphones launched at IFA 2011, such as Wave 3, Wave Y and Wave M will also be the last to hit shelves.
Samsung has yet to come forward with official statements regarding its plans for the next year, though we expect more rumors will emerge in the following weeks.