Eldar Murtazin hasn't been in the best form in recent... well, years, but here's one he might have got one right in May when he predicted Samsung's home-made Bada OS had just one year to live.
Sammy fan site SamMobile reckons both Bada and Tizen – seen by some as its effective successor – have been shelved by now so that the company can concentrate fully on Android and Windows Phone.
The report makes zero mention at all of where this information is actually coming from, but from the outside it certainly seems plausible.
Samsung may be a hugely dominant force right now, but it only need look at HTC for a case study of what happens when you rest on your laurels. And it also won't want Nokia to become too dominant on Windows Phone, especially with WinPho 8 Apollo likely to boost the platform's market share steadily upwards and plenty of other players looking to step up their involvement.
Bada was first developed as a low-end OS for entry-level devices, and handsets such as the Wave family have actually done rather well for themselves considering the near-total lack of any kind of advertising or general consumer awareness.
Tizen, meanwhile, is a project run by the Linux Foundation, and counts Samsung as one of its leading members. No actual consumer devices have been forthcoming yet, and Samsung (according to SamMobile, anyway) not planning to contribute further to the effort until next year won't do much to change that.
The question of course – assuming the rumours are true in the first place – is whether Bada (or indeed Tizen) is now past-tense as far as Samsung is concerned.
In a stagnating market and a struggling global economy you certainly wouldn't blame Samsung if it wanted to scale back the number of projects it's involved in, but then again given its current level of success you'd fancy it making a success of things right now no matter which platform it was focusing its efforts on.