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Samsung launches bada 2.0 SDK
Korean phone maker Samsung launched bada 2.0 software development kit today to help developers make use of the new features of the platform including multi-tasking, NFC and voice recognition. Samsung’s bada OS might not be popular stateside, but it managed to climb in popularity to become the world’s fifth biggest smartphone platform with just above 2 million phone sold, outpacing Microsoft’s Windows platforms which only managed to sell 1.72 million.

Samsung confirmed that the new version of bada will come on three new handsets including both a high-end and lesser specced models.

Samsung launches bada 2.0 SDK
Just a couple of days ago, the Koreans teased us with an upcoming September 1st announcement depicting an ocean, which hints at bada as in Korean the word translates as ocean. The platform is most popular in Europe, China and Southeast Asia, where there are seven devices running the platform.

The future for bada however remains uncertain as the Korean government recently announced plans for a new mobile OS, jointly developed by Samsung and LG, and aimed to compete with Android and iOS. The platform wants to woo Symbian developers and Samsung has posted a practical guide for experienced Nokia programmers, but will this be enough for bada to survive and grow in today's competitive environment? Stay tuned as Samsung should answer that question with its September 1st announcement very soon.

source: bada developers

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posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:14 11

1. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


somewhere in the world, there is a man named peter.. he's from sweeden.. he just had to change his shorts.. lol.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:18 4

2. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


lol you beat me to it!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 12:09 3

22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3770; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Damn remixfa, you just ruined Peter's day. lol I am psyched for Peter! I know Peter is going to throw a bash to celebrate Bada. You definitely stole his thunder! Peter if I was in Sweden I would go to your bash. Make sure you invite those beautiful Swedish girls. I would be very grateful. lol :-)

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:31 3

26. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Nah, no one has ruined my day, i'm happy about this news : )

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:56 1

29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


how did i ruin his day? i said he had to change his shorts.. from his excitement!! lol

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 07:17 1

45. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3770; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


LMAO!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:24 4

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Someone managed to comment here before me... : P
This is great new !
I already have the bada 1.2 SDK, maybe going to download this one.

However "The future for bada however remains uncertain" is completely wrong !

Samsung would not ditch bada after having invested so much money into bada, must likely the korean OS will be bada with improvements.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:25

4. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


samsungs commitment to bada is like 1/10th its commitment to android. The commitment lies where the money is in business, regardless of if its developed internally or not.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:33 3

5. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


You are completely right that Samsungs commitment lies where the money is.

And that is exactly my point.

In the long term, the money for Samsung is with bada, not Android.

In the short term however, Samsung at the moment gets more money from Android.

Of course Samsung won't ditch Android overnight, but they will slowly reduce the amount of Android phones released, and slowly increase the amount of bada phones released. And in 2013-2014 Samsung's smarpthone range will almost only have bada.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:47 3

7. GJanee (Posts: 211; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


staying long term with bada equals the situation of nokia staying with symbian: the company dies.

android rules 60% of the market.
as long as bada won't reach at least 15-20%, the os won't be prioritized in any means. but still: bada can surivive as a feature phone os. they invest little money in it, and it can sell well in developing countries and in asia.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 10:02 1

15. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


In fact, Symbian has been the key to success for Nokia, it is only Mr. Elop (or perhaps Eflop) that has been trying to convince people that Symbian is the reason where Nokia is today.

In fact, the Nokia N8 alone sold over 3 Million units before Mr. Elop announced Symbian dead, and Nokia's market share was rising before Elop announced WP7, that's when Nokias market share fell about 50 % in 4 months.

And before Elop announced WP7, Symbian still had more market share than Android and had the number 1 spot.

One very important thing in the mobile business is to have your own software, which samsung has realised and therefore developing bada.

Nokia had the number 1 spot for a long time with their own software, before Elop announced WP7.
Apple now sells the most phone with their own OS. Blackberry also sells alot of phones with their own OS.

And last, bada will not be a feature phone OS. Probably Samsung will come with low end phones with bada, but they also will come with high end phones like the upcoming Wave 3.

You just wait and see, in a few years bada will be the best selling phones for Samsung.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:17 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you think that in a little over a year samsung is going to give 50% priority to bada when android is growing at nearly 10% marketshare+ a year? come on peter.. thats rediculous.

When bada reaches 5% world wide share.. much less 2%, then we can talk.. lol I know u love bada but what u want is impossible.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:56 1

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Samsung has to leave Android, when in a few years Google are starting to make their own motogoogle phone samsung will be out of business with Android, because everyone will buy the motogoogle phone as the motogoogle phone will get advantages from google. I know that Google says this isn't going to happen, but seriously does anybody believe that ?
Obviously Korea, Samsung and Nokia does not believe it.

It definitely is possible for bada to reach a large marketshare, have you seen the video of all the improvements with bada 2.0 ?

And with the upcoming Wave 3, bada's marketshare will increase alot.

It really is not very hard from a business point of wiew to see that Samsung need to exchange Android with bada.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 11:36 1

19. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


peter.. what is the advantage of a moto-google exclusive partnership?
none.

you have bought into a bad rumor of exclusivity. Google is an ad and search company. they make their money by throwing android on everything and anything and using those devices to sell ads to people.
google and apple play a very different game, which is why android has a huge marketshare and apple makes tons of money.

google wants marketshare, apple wants money. In the end, google will use that marketshare to get even more money.
there is no benefit to a moto-google exclusive relationship.. none. so it will never happen. samsung isnt dropping android any time soon and android isnt going to be come moto-exclusive.. EVER.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 15:08

52. daveywavey (unregistered)


Even if it is not google's intention to create android exclusivity with motogoogle - consumers, being the fickle creatures we often are, may assume that because the company made both the OS AND the hardware, it will function better than a phone who's hardware was made by a company other than the designer of OS. I'm not saying this is logical, or even makes sense; ask any marketing expert, however, and they are certain to tell you that consumers rarely exhibit those traits.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 11:47

20. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Samsung will not be out of business with Android Pete. Google makes a billion to a billion and a half dollars a year off of Android. They are not stupid enough to lose that due to buying Motorola. Samsung is the worlds leader in Android sales. That market enables them to play with bada. They do not have to worry about it being a huge money maker. Those two have a great business relationship. Bada will not challenge that any time soon.

Besides, the truth is there is NO WAY a company will be able to maintain both software and hardare as a world leader. Nokia couldn't do it and they were the largest manufacturer in the world. It is what is killing RIN- the cost of doing both. HP had billions saved for WeBOS and decades as a top hardware company, and they floped. Even Apple is having problems with timely updates and getting the new iPhone to market. It is tough to be a worlds leared doing both. Samsung can turn out great Bada OS devices in a few good markets and concentrate on Android OS hardware to keep their profits high and investments low. Win-win.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 13:59 2

24. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


peter I agree with you... and people say iPhone fans are sheep? come one you really expect google to not help motorola at all and not use their own manufacturer? Samsung, nokia, lg, the korean government all see it... and for whoever says having your own os is bad-- look at apple... samsung is now placing its eggs in a few baskets rather than having them all under googles (negligent) care...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:28 1

25. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Glad somenone see things as they are, as it is obvious Google will make their own hardware ; )

And Samsung being smart, does not place it eggs in a single basket and that is probably the reason they started developing bada.

Of course there is sheepdroids, and isheep as well. Just because you have an iphone does not make you a isheep, neither having and android makes you an sheepdroid. However if someone goes to far and does not see the truth as it is, only then are they a sheep.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:55

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


peter I also stated that samsung will leave Android....if they want to rule the whole wide world . having their own OS will help...at least as back up... u never know what Google may do next...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:58 1

30. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


unless you have actual proof, then its just your imagination.. and considering you wish bada to rule the world... what you think is only good for bada regardless if its likely or good for samsung.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 15:02

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


we say what we say because of google's track record. their track record says that they will not make moto an exclusive android maker and try to go the way of apple.

only people that dont understand google think that they will do such things. they would have to have a 100% turn around in company philosophy to do what u think they will do.

if it wasnt for androids success then bada would be nonexistant.. its those new huge profits that allow them to tinker with the side OS. They arent going to kill the cash cow to push an unproven OS regardless of how good it may or may not be. Thats just business 101.

If there ever comes a time that bada takes a 5%-10% world wide marketshare then I could see them getting serious about Bada and weening off Android. Until that day happens.. not a chance.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 15:07

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look Samsung copies apple.. and they already develop their own OS.. if you want proof.... U cant handle the proof..lol.. sorry.. but it will happen.. they are trying bada.. and if it works. bingo.. kick android to the curve.... I dont wish bada to rule the world.. havent you been following..hmmm Samsung stated that they want to rule the whole wide world... do some reading please... Android is good because it has HTC, Samsung . LG and Moto, , take out the head.. and the rest will follow... if Samsung leaves..whoop... the rest will fall....

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:13

34. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


do you ever remember a company mission statement that started with "we definately do not want to be number 1 or very profitable"???

seriously..lol.

btw, its your turn gallito :)

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:50

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well Sammy will never achiveve those goals with android as they wlil share honors with HTC, LG and Moto, they will one day leave Android and begin their quest on their own... Nokia did it. Black berry did it... Apple did it... all with their own OS . just give Sammy some time to develop Bada and stand back....

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:24

36. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sammy has already almost achieved those goals, gallito. they have already overtaken everyone but Apple. They didnt expect to beat nokia for 2-3 years until nokia all but imploded.

so yea, they are extremely close to beating apple as the #1 phone supplier in the world... using android.

what was this years growth so far? 550% growth for samsung using android and 120% for apple? At that rate it wont be but another year or 2 for the goal to be met.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:49

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


dude 120% with a year old phone?. really... once the dig daddy iphone 5 comes out.. that will change.. so tell me somthing.. if the marriage between Android and Samsung is all well. why will samsung develop Bada... huh.. just for the fun of it.. really?... invest millions on a OS that wouldnt never have Samsung backing them up... bada is their plan B that could turn into plan A .. I google shows the inconsistency is showing...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:50

38. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


let me put it in simple terms... a Samsung phone will never beat the iphone in sales. with Android, and they know it....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 10:31 2

47. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


500%+ without ANY major phones being launched in america since the galaxyS, so yea whats your point? lol

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:04

49. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


really.. do you want me to list all the samsung phones that have launch this year not to mention galaxy tabs in all sizes... right?... denial is easier that confronting the truth...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 19:55 1

41. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


jesus kid, think. why would samsung leave the cashcow for its own ingrown pos(my opinion) operating system.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 00:52

42. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


why would they create one in the first place... and i bet u dont have an answer so will answer yours... they will leave android.. to beat iphone.. with android.. they will never beat them in sales.. why .. the strength of android are the weakness.. open source.....

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 03:58

44. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Of course Samsung is developing bada as an alternative to Android, and they will very likely leave Android in the coming years.

remixfa, just see this from a neutural wiewpoint. Your wiwpoint is not neutural as you want samsung to continue makin android phones. Even though i want samsung to make more bada phones (which they will) i'm still trying to think of all this from a neutural wiewpoint.

Just see what all the iphone fans are saying, they too believe that samsung will leave android and go for bada instead. And since they have a iphone and not an android, there wiewpoint is much more neutural than an android fan

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 10:54

48. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


peter, neither you nor gallito are "neutral". of the 3 i would be the most neutral because i see it from a business standpoint. gallito wants samsung to fail because he wants an iphone.. u want samsung to fail because u want bada to somehow become king OS. you have both said as much. I have no loyalties to any company as they dont have loyalties to me.

as long as android is samsung's cash cow, it WILL NEVER HAPPEN. its that easy.. lol no business will give up its main source of revenue for an unproven source of revenue. Because of android samsung and HTC are becoming bigger than they ever were, moto had a turn around, and LG is almost keeping their heads above water... because of ANDROID.

There isnt room for 4 or 5 big OS's, you will always have 2-3 main OSs and none of them will ever be BADA unless there is a huge market shift from iOS and android messing up hugely, Blackberry falling off the planet completely, or WP7 never catching on.

Google as a company has been pretty good about its word in business unlike MS and Apple. They dont make money the same way apple and others do. they make money by being on EVERYTHING and selling ADVERTISEMENTS. In order for google to do what u want them to do with motorola, they would have to not only do a complete 180 on how they run google, android, and piss off a lot of major companies that they have cozy relationships with.

its not going to happen.. ever. period. you have a better chance of Obama getting elected for 3 terms than that happening.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:14

50. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i dont want Sammy to fail.. i want sammy to be Sammy and not copy Apple that is all.. like I said many times.. you are only as good as your competition.. .. Sammsung will not leave Android.. now but it will in the future.. bada was built for that... like you said EVER.. not only are you dumber than I thought.. now you are in denail.. as you never answer why bada was created... but if you give me a good answer with facts and not your own opinion on why Samsung created bada and i wil forfeit this debate... I already research it.. waiting for you.. brain....


ps. you think you so smart.. well prove it.. i see a phoney miles away.. waiting...

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:25

51. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


remixfa, i see this from a neutral point of wiew. Yes i do want bada to become a really big OS, but i'm just looking at this from a neutral business wiewpoint.

And the one that maybe has the most neutral wiewpoint here is gallitoking, as he likes the iphone and is neither for android nor bada (hopefully he will be for bada in the future).

From a business wiewpoint, Samsung wants to earn the most money. At the moment Android is doing that, but in the future android will not do it. In the future another OS has to make the money for Samsung, and that is obviously bada. The reason for this is obvious, google will make a googlerola phone, and then samsungs days with android is over.

Samsung knows that google will make their own hardware, they have already said that themselves.

"The company) must strengthen the competitiveness of its information technology, secure more human resources and also more actively seek mergers and acquisitions. We must pay attention to the fact that IT power is moving away from hardware companies such as Samsung to software companies."

In other words, Samsung must make their own software to be able to compete.

What about this is so hard to understand ???

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:42 3

6. Moo (unregistered)


I am happy because Peter is happy

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:49 2

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


You have bada too ? :D

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 08:58 1

9. ryq (unregistered)


up next! htc will make their sense into a new os. so much for google report that samsung is happy with their purchase of motorola mobility.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:18 4

12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


samsung has been working on bada for a while now.. nothing to do with the moto merger. lol. the only one that thinks that Bada is going to replace android is peter. :)

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:08

10. Moo (unregistered)


Cats and dogs will get along.

Total anarchy...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 09:49 1

13. Laughter (unregistered)


Lol at these hardware companies thinking they can go toe to toe with these software powerhouses. You cannot compete with the makers of Windows, Google Search and Mac OS.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 10:29 1

16. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


sorry peter but that's not gonna happen sammy is android and thats it

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 10:58 1

17. corporateJP (Posts: 1520; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Look...the made an article for Peter.

*Yeah*

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 11:16 2

18. -__- (unregistered)


to "peter from sweden"
GET A LIFE DUMBASS!!!!!!!
i have the samsung wave s8500 and i regrett the day i bought it in it!!!!!!! it's a f**king stupid phone, 75% of the apps crash before i get to play them, "no more memory" show up all the time, hotmail not working, sluggish asshole browser, good camera but it got f**ked up after i tried to update it's firmware from the phone setup ( that should never happen at all), the battery can't stand more than a day without charging, and recently it's calling the people by itself!!!!!! the good thing about it is that i use it in the cold nights because it's like an oven when you try to run an app on it!!!!
SO PLEASE PETER STOP YOUR DESEPERATE HOPES ABOUT THE BADA PLATFORM!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 12:02 3

21. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


sounds like you have android phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:38 1

27. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Sounds like you've got an Android.

The phone you're talking about is not the wave s8500. I know this, i've in fact had 2 wave s8500 (still have 1 of them) and i have the wave s8530.

battery lasts 2-3 days with normal use. Camera works great !
Browser is really fast, and with the upcoming bada 2.0.1 the browser will get even better !

Calling people by itself ???

Sounds like you have a Nokia X7. Just bought the Nokia X7 some days ago to add to my collection of phones, and sometimes it has been pushing buttons by itself, and sometimes the screen just freezed.

All of the apps i've downloaded has worked just fine.

So as said, you probably got a Android without even knowing it

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 19:22 1

40. -__- (unregistered)


first of all i know very well what i'm talking about and i know my phone very well!!!!! it's the samsung s8500 with 3.3" super amoled screen, hummingbird processor, and the f**kin bada os!!!!

i bought it and i thought i'll be happy with it, and all i got is a f**kIN f**kED STUPID s**tTY ASSHOLE DUMBPHONE!!!!!YEAH THAT'S WHAT IT IS ......DUMBPHONE!!!!

I HOPE I HAD ANY ANDROID, AND THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN VERY SOON CZ I'M DONE FROM THIS WAVE s**t!!!

i have no reason to lie, and all the problems i say are really happening, why would i lie and scream like that if that's not happening!!!!

BTW the wave you got, where is it made, cz mine is made in china( black color) ,and if these problems are just cz samsung threw a chinese s**t in my market (lebanon), cz they don't care about such a market, then this would be a reason for me to stop buying samsung chinese s**t!!!!!!!!
now don't tell it's a fake wave cz first there is not any fake one, and i bought it from the official samsung retail in lebanon ( it's called ctc).

and i have another problem, after i updated it to bada 1.2 (s**t!),i can'tsynchronise the facebook contacts ( the images are not changing)!!!! PLEASE I'M DESEPERATE FROM THIS PHONE!!!

and about the apps.... don't lie, they crash all the time!!! and btw where is ebuddy, what'sapp, nimbuz, angry birds,.........and all the apps that all other os got!!!!! f**k YOU SAMSUNG APPS!!!!!!!

and yeah there is one more thing, believe it or not, there is a burned pixel in my screen, it's always off. this is so s**tty man, don't tell it's a good phone!!!!!!!! f**k!!!!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 03:54

43. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


My phones are made in korea.
The apps have never ever even once crashed when i have used them (and i have downloaded quite alot of apps)
The problems you say you have, seem strange.

I recomend you at least to wait untill bada 2.0.1 comes out (sometime in september) before you change your phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 12:48

23. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


sounds like u got a iphone sucks to be you

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 15:17

33. haikallp (unregistered)


hahah, Peter! u must be psyched to hear this..hahas..
I don't own a Bada phone but i'm happy for you..in fact, i'm happy bout this news.
When bada was released few years back, it really had potential to be one of the top OS but Samsung wasted it away. They focused too much on Android, and it's obvious why. Android have been generating lots of money for Samsung, making it safer for Samsung to lean more on Android.

The evolution of Bada is a slow one, and slowly, people lose interest in the OS cause 1) late updates 2) lack of apps/dev support. Having said that, i really think Samsung is going to spend more time on Bada now, after the Google-Moto deal. Of course the transition won't happen in a year. But i believe Samsung will slowly build more bada phones and release even more updates. Hanging on to Android alone is pretty risky now. At least if they have Bada, they have an additional life support in that sense.

Looking forward to having a convo with u again Peter, and also more bada news :)

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 07:29 1

46. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I agree that the last year Samsung has focused to much on Android, but i do believe that is going to change now after the Google moto deal.

I believe, that Samsung are working right now as we write on changing from Android to bada. However that does not happen overnight as Samsung probably has some Android phones in the pipeline. My guess is that by 2013-2014 Samsung will release almost only bada phones, together with a small amount of WP7.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 06:26

53. JIVRAJ (unregistered)


Google bought moto. mobility for the 25k patents it had . I also think Google will give advantages to android mobiles released under motorola's name to increase profit .
It will help Samsung having it own OS in long term .
@snowgator nokia was just a mobile manufacturer .Samsung makes its own processors displays for many years . Samsung knows how to milt-task in those fields unlike NOKIA . Samsung BADA devices have 15% market share in INDIA(The largest telecom market) . Os they are already making a lot of profit from bada and there is no way they will ditch it after investing so much money in it .

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