Samsung to "significantly" invest more on bada, but Android will remain its dominant OS
posted by Michael H. / Mar 02, 2012, 7:07 PM
Samsung has obviously been killing it with its Android portfolio, and it has also reaffirmed its dedication to Windows Phone, but it seems that the Korean company still has big plans for its own mobile OS, bada. In an interview with Bloomberg, Samsung senior vice president of product strategy, Juha Park, said that the company is planning to invest "significantly" more in bada, and that Samsung wants "to have a full range of portfolio for Bada, from high-end to mass-volume segments.”
Samsung did see relative success with bada last year, selling somewhere between 8 and 9 million units worldwide. We say "relative" because of course the Samsung Galaxy S II alone has sold over 20 million units worldwide since April 2011, but of course Android demand far outstrips bada in many markets. Still, it should be interesting to see what Samsung has planned for bada, especially in regards to the possible merge with Intel's Tizen, which is said may be the precursor to bringing bada to the USA.
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What ever happened to the guy who was in love with Bada on here? He'd love this article haha.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 7:09 PM 4
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Android > iOS > Windows Phone > Bada > RIM > Symbian
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 9:23 PM 7
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It would be interested to see another OS to rise. I wouldn't mind to see more option for the consumers
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 7:17 PM 1
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I feel the same way. I like iOS and Android but now I just feel a bit bored with them because I'm so accustomed to both. I'm ready for the next new and fresh OS to come around and bring some life to the party.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 7:50 PM 1
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i disagree, wp7, ios & android are more than enough. There's already enough trouble getting developers to support all the platforms.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 11:59 PM 0
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Bada doesn't have a ton of native app support but does support HTML 5 which is cross platform. Eventually I see app developers using HTML5 for most of their apps, even though they will still have to develop an iOS one so Apple can control it through the app store.
posted on Mar 03, 2012, 6:54 AM 0
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I think Windows, IOS, Android will dominate. Samsung just trying to reduce license fees. It's all good because I'd like to see a Moto Galaxy Nexus....we would get Qwik updates, a great radio 3g/4g signal and all day battery life. Windows phones will catch on in the future I think. I have looked at a windows Focus in the past and that thing is pretty slick. If that's the worst of the windows phone's line getting better look out.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 7:55 PM 0
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hmm.. pretty interesting! i like bada but i dont want to spent my money with it because the os apps still lack. but i can say that the os still feels snappy and fluid. if samsung would invest more in bada someday bada could a tough contender. if samsung would push through!
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 8:10 PM 7
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There's a difference between "significantly investing more" and "investing significantly more". Reminds me of the "iPad 2 seized from Chinese law enforcement" story. Can they really not afford an editor here? Not even for the headlines?
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 8:39 PM 0
if they can make bada OS more appealing than it is now (which visually looks somewhat similar to the android OS atm), I might like to take a try when if it ever comes to the states. So impressive to see Samsung balancing with all these different OS! Good job keep up the good work Samsung.
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 9:00 PM 1
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people who buy/use bada ..i think they even know what is smartphone..they only buy bada running os..bcz of the brnd title samsung..they evn dnt knw wat plt4m its running..lolz
posted on Mar 02, 2012, 11:25 PM 0
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Wow so many rumors swirling around Samsung! First there was a rumor that Big S was going to give up on Bada for Tizen. Then came the rumor that Bada and Tizen will be merge. So now Bada and Tizen will co-exist? Also, there was this rumor that Big S will give up on WP completely to focus their efforts solely on Android. Then 3 days ago, WMPowerUser published an article based on an interview from a Samsung insider saying that it is committed to the Windows 8 platform of pc, tabs, and phone. Wow I'm getting dizzy! LOL!
posted on Mar 03, 2012, 7:10 AM 0
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