Samsung has announced it is working on merging its homegrown bada smartphone operating system with the Intel-powered Tizen, which could see more mobile phone recycling to get the device when it is launched.
When it is finished, Tizen will support mobile applications written with bada's software development kit, Forbes magazine reports.
Currently bada phones make up around two per cent of the global smartphone market and Samsung hopes this merger will be able to tap into further users.
The move was confirmed at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as senior vice president of Samsung's contents planning team Tae-Jin Kang said in an interview that he wasn't sure when the work would be completed and available for people.
Earlier this month Samsung released its financial figures for the fourth quarter of 2011, which showed that it had managed to reach record profits for the three-month period thanks largely to smartphone sales.
Posted by Simon Thomas
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