Samsung bada OS – more details unveiled
As expected, today Samsung unveiled more details about its new bada smartphone OS.
Based on Samsung’s already-known TouchWiz UI, bada should offer “an easy, simple, and intuitive UI without compromising efficiency.”
The platform supports sensor-based, context-aware applications, and provides stuff like motion sensing, web control, flash control, fine-tuned vibration control and face detection.
Samsung bada will support lots of features, including: location-based services, social networking, content management, commerce services and device synchronization.
Samsung says that bada’s flexibility will allow it to be deployed on a large number of devices.
“In providing Samsung bada, I believe that Samsung will become a true leader in the mobile industry, offering a wider range of smartphone choices for consumers. At the same time, Samsung bada presents a powerful opportunity for developers to get their applications onto an unprecedented number of Samsung devices across the world,” declared Dr Hosoo Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics.
Several companies announced their support for Samsung bada, including: Twitter, Blockbuster, EA Mobile, CAPCOM and Gameloft.
“Mobile social media continues to go from strength to strength and we’re always keen to help make it easier for people to Tweet on the move. Samsung handsets are truly ubiquitous across the globe and it’s always a pleasure to be putting Twitter onto more and more smartphones. We share Samsung’s vision of smartphones for everybody and giving more and more people full access to the full mobile app experience,” said launch,” said Kevin Thau, Head of Mobile, Twitter.
As previously mentioned, the first Samsung bada phone will be launched in the first half of 2010, with more models to come in the second half.
The Samsung bada SDK is still not available for download, but it should be soon, here.