Samsung placing 50% of their attention to Android; 33% for bada

Samsung placing 50% of their attention to Android; 33% for bada
With the bada powered Samsung Wave making a splash during MWC, some were curious to see how the Korean based manufacturer plans to simultaneously support a range of mobile platforms. Sure they're crowned as the second largest cell phone maker in the world, but now it looks as though they're placing their focus and attention on Android. The open platform surely has its advantages as we've seen consumers openly embrace the bevy of smartphones featuring Google's mobile operating system. Samsung executives recently told analysts that 50 percent of their smartphones would be running Android while bada would only compromise a mere 33 percent. It's still yet unknown how their bada platform will be adopted by consumers worldwide, especially when the sole device confirmed to run the platform is the Samsung Wave with others rumored coming down the road. Finally it'll be interesting to see how Microsoft's platforms, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7, will be divided among the remaining 17 percent of their handsets. Naturally things can always change down the road depending on what trends occur – maybe bada might somehow prove itself enough to garner a larger share.

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source: Reuters

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