Who would have guessed that Samsung's Bada operating system would end up this way (hint: everybody). The Korean company has announced that it will be merging its entry-level smartphone platform with the Intel-backed Tizen operating system.
Of course, Intel has had nothing but success when it comes to mobile platforms, so the new OS is destined for levels of success only dreamed of by the likes of Android and Apple.
Tizen itself is a combination of two Linux based operating systems, LiMo and Meego, and was developed to try and gain wider industry and consumer support. Obviously it didn't work, so Samsung is throwing in the Bada operating system to try and boost its success rate.
You can't balame them for trying, although my guess is that they're actually going to create a horrible freak of an OS that will die a slow and painful death.