The last manned space shuttle mission took a couple of Google Nexus S handsets into space. The handsets are being used to see how humans can interact in space with robots helping them live and do experiments. The Android flavored phones are also being used by NASA to upgrade three volleyball sized satellites called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, of course!). The pair of Nexus S units take the place of astronauts when it comes to recording sensor data and capturing video footage. According to Google, in the future the smartphones might control the movement of the SPHERES using the IOIO board and the Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) could also be used.
The pair of Google Nexus S phones also run diagnostics for the SPHERES thanks to an app built by Google engineers. You can also install the app on your Android phone running Froyo or higher. It's called the Sensor Data Logger and is available for free from the Android Market. The app allows you to collect measurements from available sensors while recording video or taking photos in time-lapse mode. For more information, you can go straight to the NASA website which details more information on the use of smartphones in space.
first, bada is a really good OS. Check it out before you say anything.
Second, i know that NASA used an american OS, thats an easy decision, but why not choose WP7 if it is such a good OS everyone seems to be saying ?
11.wumberpeb(Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Awww, come on now sweetheart, dry your eyes. What's a comment from PeterfromSweden without a little love for Bada?
Maybe you love your blackberry, Win7, iPhone or Android phone, but others may have a different preference. I've never used it, but eventually Peter may sell me on it!
Maybe you could shut your own mouth, considering everyone on this site hates either Android or iOS and nobody's telling anyone to stop mentioning those. Besides, nobody wants to listen to someone who's not even registered on Phone Arena. Go read Engadget
I have nothing again Bada and I'm all for it being an OS with great potential.
Plus there's also a matter of pride since it's Korean and I'm Korean;
Of course, I don't think it's yet on par with Android in levels of maturity and also Android's open source definitely gives it more of an edge than Bada.
But time will hopefully and most likely give growth - so I have nothing to say against Peter about the platform.
Peter, I get that you're a developer for Bada and you're a great fan of the platform and you're trying to promote it, but talking about Bada on every single article that doesn't even talk about Bada gets a little irritating. There's a time and place for everything and you literally troll everywhere about Bada.
Get a clue, yes?
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