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Samsung bada 2.0 coming in September, 1.2 update won't be pushed to WQVGA phones

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Samsung bada 2.0 coming in September, 1.2 update won't be pushed to WQVGA phones
Samsung's own take on operating systems, Samsung bada, won't be updated to its latests 1.2 version on devices equipped with a WQVGA (240 x 400) screen, the company broke the bad news on its bada Twitter account. This affects a couple of phones low to mid-range offerings in the Wave family of phones: the S5250 Wave525, S5330 Wave533, S5750 Wave575, S5780 Wave 578 and S7230E Wave 723 all come with such a screen. Bada 1.2 brings a number of features like Swype along with better overall responsiveness. But there is still hope about owners of these devices getting the next major release of bada, 2.0. The issue is under discussion, so it's not guaranteed, but it's still possible.

At the same time, bada 2.0 was confirmed to be on track for a September release in various countries. The release will introduce multitasking and an overhauled UI among other new features. “But the schedule can be changed,” Samsung warned about a possible delay. The Samsung Wave and Wave II will be some of the devices which are sure to be updated. In addition, the SDK for the next big bada will be released in Q3 as well.

Finally, asked whether the platform will support VoIP applications like Skype, Samsung couldn't confirm about those, so our guess is that for the time being you'll have to make do without them.

source: Samsungbada via GSM Arena

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