Samsung’s Bada 2.0 OS coming Q1 2011

News Richard Goodwin 08:30, 21 Dec 2010

Remember Bada? Well, Samsung’s Bada 2.0 OS is coming in Q1 of 2011 and it’s bringing some serious improvements too

Samsung’s homebrew OS, Bada, is about to get an overhaul in the form of Bada 2.0, which is set to be released in Q1 of 2011.

You have to give Samsung credit, not many manufacturers would have the proverbial’s to create its own OS and put it head-to-head with the likes of Android, Symbian, BlackBerry OS and iOS, but Samsung did – and this is quite commendable.

Nonetheless, Bada was a bit of a misfire and didn’t really take off – it’s on the Samsung Wave but, in all honesty, we’d have preferred Android.

But all this is set to change with the release of Bada 2.0 in Q1 of 2011, which sees the platform getting a massive overhaul.

So what can you expect from Bada 2.0? Well, there’s multitasking, push notification support, enhanced security, carrier billing support, and a new UI that includes something Samsung has termed a “smart home screen”.

Sound interesting? It gets better – Bada 2.0 also comes with HTML5 support, speech recognition and NFC functionality too.

And to top it off there’s also Linux and Mac support for non-Windows using developers thanks to Bada 2.0’s brand new SDK.

Nonetheless, one question still remains: is Bada 2.0 enough to rescue a thoroughly forgettable platform that isn’t widely used?

We’re not entirely sure, but it’ll be interesting to see this new platform in action either way.



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