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Samsung's bada OS is now on 8.1 million handsets

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Samsung's bada OS is now on 8.1 million handsets
Samsung's home-made bada OS is virtually non-present in the States, but that didn't stop it from outranking Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, backed by Redmond's big bucks. And now, we have the official number of Samsung bada phones out there – 8.1 million

In the third quarter, Samsung managed to end Apple's short, one-quarter reign, as the world's biggest smartphone maker and grab that title for itself. Bada accounted for 6% of those nearly 28 million smartphones the Korean company sold throughout the third trimester.

App downloads for bada stood at 110 million from the Samsung Apps store, which has some 13,000 titles to choose from.

For bada, a relatively new platform, it all started in June 2010 when the first handset on the platform, the pretty successful Samsung Wave launched. Since then, Samsung has worked on an update introducing multitasking among other features and bringing bada on par with other mobile operating systems.

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 07:12 6

1. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

But Peterlfromsweden just bought an iPhone...

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 09:10

4. badelemental (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

LOL i almost forget about him.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 07:18 2

2. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

can't Samsung think of a better name? by far the worst mobile OS name..

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 08:05 4

3. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

it means ocean. an ocean of possibilities... lol

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 09:23 2

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Bada may continue to grow. Why not? It is Samsung's pet project and everything they have touched the last 18 months or so has been golden.

Could it compete here in the States? Not sure why Samsung would worry about us yet. Android has made Sammy #1, and it is an easier sell here. But I could see a Samsung Wave finding a niche here in the near future once it's app catalog catches up.

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