Samsung's bada might be gearing up for a US launch

Samsung's bada might be gearing up for a US launch
Samsung’s bada OS first appeared in June 2010 on the Samsung Wave, and since then has been the signature feature of Wave devices, but while it has picked up some interest across the globe, it’s virtually unheard of in the States. Nonetheless, bada is a pretty mature platform, which has managed to outsell Windows Phone globally, and doesn’t carry the legal uncertainties of Android. While previously Samsung was mum on its plans for US debut of the bada platform, the company now says that it’s definitely a viable option.

"I think that [launching bada in the United States] is something that's always going to be under consideration," senior manager of strategy at Samsung, Chris Martinez, said.

There are a couple of conditions to a possible launch though - Samsung wants to make sure carriers offer bada phones first and some developer support is also required. Interestingly, Martinez revealed that the Koreans have been pondering on bringing their home-baked mobile OS to US soil, but doesn’t have any immediate intentions.

The senior manager revealed that Samsung has shipped an impressive 5 million bada handsets to date.

US carriers have also spoken in favor of bada with Verizon’s Lowell McAdam in particular mentioning the platform a couple of times when speaking about the current mobile landscape. At the same time, though, Big Red doesn’t offer a single bada phone.


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43 Comments

1. sethyvball

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

YAY for Peter! :)

35. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

lmao.

37. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

That gave me a good chuckle.

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I don't think it will be a threat to any of the current OS's.

3. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

peter doesnt care about this because he is from sweden..

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes but since Google bought Motorola, all the other vendors will switch to other OSes, with bada leading the way to global domination in Peter's fantasy world.

36. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

are you kidding the guy was commenting on EVERY article and somehow tying bada into it...

5. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Ahh Peter... Where are you?

6. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I love the idea of more choice, but what kind if market is there for another OS? If RIM or WP fail and fall off the face of the Earth, than maybe. But it is a tough sell otherwise. It is doing very well in it's markets, though. Samsung should let it develop a little longer before they go worldwide.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, pot. You kids have fun now.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

u know.. thats exactly what you mom said to me as i gave her the chocolate popsicle. you are an idiot of the highest calliber.

38. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

You get a star.

12. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Wow, you're a fun little troll! Do me now!

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that. I give that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol I am glad you are thinking about Peter, remixfa, Rory, & myself! Keep up the great work! lol

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that. I give that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Guys! peter Left, He was probably bashed a lot by many users....

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, but his was an endearing sort of rambling. I miss him too.

39. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Rolde.. I meant to give you a thumbs up, not down.. I'm still getting used to my new tablet lol

14. THE_GAME6

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

PETER where r u man .... we r missing u a lot..... please come back.......we r bada fans u know......... grace us with your auspicious presence and your impeccable knowledge..........

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Dude you are very funny, did you come up with that all by yourself? Ovulation is a big word, maybe you learned that yesterday at health class? lol No I really think you mommy helped you with that. I will give you that though, you are very creative with your mothers help. lol Let’s see what else this little boy comes up with. I like it! lol

43. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Wow you learned how to copy and paste. You get a gold star and a lollipop.

19. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

You really are crying for attention aren't you. I'm guessing you're an Iphone fanboy. Name-calling just proves how immature you are. Stop making a fool of yourself.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

AKm007 I know what you mean, he is just a sad, sad little boy. Let him have is fun because, he has no friends & is really crying for attention just like you say. This person must be like 15, because any older it would be just a darn crying shame. Plus it's actually funny to see a person reduce themselves like this in a public forum.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Let him have his fun. His is a special kind of trollitude.

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I completely agree, it's fun to witness his downward spiral! lol

24. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

THE_GAME6 now, what happened with THE_GAME5? Did you get banned or something? lol Also what on Earth are you talking about? You make no sense! You talk like a chicken scratches at the ground. Dude it's horrible. I think I understand Chinese better than I understand your horrible butchering of the English language! lol

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Holy crap. I didn't know Tourette's affected the typing hands.

28. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Aww thanks. Now quit trolling on our good comment boards. :P

29. K1N9J

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

somebody please tell me what trolling means???

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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