Samsung has announced to merge its own Bada OS with Tizen OS, a new operating system that Samsung has been developing in collaboration with Intel. This piece of information was revealed by Senior Vice President of Samsung’s Contents Planning team in an interview during the Consumer Electronics Show. It is not known when the project would be completed but what Samsung made clear is that it has already been started. The finished OS would also have support and compatibility for Bada apps that were written for the previous operating systems. So in a sense, developing apps for Tizen would be quite similar to developing them with Bada’s platform. So there isn’t anything that developers need to worry about. Samsung has been releasing devices with four operating systems and this number is higher than any other tech giant. Tizen project was initiated in September 2011 and also utilizes technology that was previously used in the MeeGo project. Samsung has been looking for an established OS under it own supervision that would reduce its dependence on others like Google and Microsoft. With the previous working on Bada and now on Tizen, Samsung is certainly taking practical steps in this regard.