Samsung has just announced that its own smartphone OS is called bada – a word that means “ocean” in Korean and “was chosen to convey the limitless variety of potential applications which can be created using the new platform.”
The Samsung bada open mobile OS will be launched in December this year, when a SDK (software development kit) is planned to be made available. Samsung expects and hopes that “bada-powered devices will become a significant force in the market in 2010.”
According to a recent report from Korea, bada will gradually replace Symbian and Windows Mobile in Samsung’s smartphone portfolio – so it looks like the new platform will indeed have a significant role in the global mobile market.
Samsung bada is described as being simple for developers to use and having a ground-breaking UI. Screenshots of the new OS are not yet available.
More details about Samsung bada can be found at the platform’s brand new website.
Via Press release
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