Samsung’s Bada is officially dead once again. Bada apps will run on Tizen
Feb25

Samsung’s Bada is officially dead once again. Bada apps will run on Tizen

For many months now, Samsung has been killing Bada. Slowly, softly maybe, and definitely silently. We first told you about this in May of last year, when word got out that Bada would be completely dead in about one year. So, you ask, come May will Bada be history? The answer is yes. Actually, depending on how you define the word ‘dead’, Bada may already be buried. And considering that the latest devices to run it were...

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Samsung pushes first Tizen device to 2013, forgets Bada ever existed
Aug22

Samsung pushes first Tizen device to 2013, forgets Bada ever existed

Remember Bada? Samsung’s ‘entry-level’ smartphone OS that until recently had bigger market share than Windows Phone? Well, Samsung certainly doesn’t seem to remember it that well. The latest Bada phones to be announced were the Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y. And that was almost one year ago, during IFA 2011 in Berlin. Since then, Samsung’s stayed mum on the Bada front. If you’re wondering why,...

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Samsung is wrapping up Bada smartphone development efforts. Platform end of life in about a year
May02

Samsung is wrapping up Bada smartphone development efforts. Platform end of life in about a year

Samsung is wrapping up the development of Bada smartphones, with platform’s end of life coming in about a year, says Mobile-Review.com’s Eldar Murtazin. According to Eldar, there will be no platform termination announcements, promised support and subsidies for Bada app developers will continue until the very end. However, most of the Bada people and resources have already been, or will very soon be reassigned to work on Android and...

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Samsung Wave 525 and Wave 533 won’t be updated to Bada 2.0 after all
Dec07

Samsung Wave 525 and Wave 533 won’t be updated to Bada 2.0 after all

Here’s some bad news if your device of choice is either a Samsung Wave 525 or a Samsung Wave 533. Despite previously stating that all Bada smartphones ever released would be updated to Bada 2.0, the Korean company has now changed its mind. Citing (what else?) hardware constraints, Samsung has let Bada developers know that the Wave 525 and Wave 533 will not be updated to Bada 2.0 after all. Bada 1.1 is as far as these handsets...

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Samsung Wave 3 pre-orders start in the UK for £399.99
Oct17

Samsung Wave 3 pre-orders start in the UK for £399.99

Samsung’s third attempt at a Bada-powered flagship smartphone, the (aptly named, of course) Wave 3, was announced in August. Since then though, we’ve heard very few things about it. One of them was that it was apparently going to become available in October. That hasn’t happened yet, but we’re still a couple of weeks or so away from the end of this month, so keep your fingers crossed. One thing that does show...

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Samsung Wave 578 with NFC and Bada 1.1 will be out tomorrow in Singapore
Jul22

Samsung Wave 578 with NFC and Bada 1.1 will be out tomorrow in Singapore

The Samsung Wave 578 is the first Bada phone to have support for NFC. We first heard about it in April, and back then the story was that it would hit the streets in June. While that hasn’t happened, the Wave 578 will become available in Singapore tomorrow. Samsung’s Singapore arm announced that on Twitter earlier. If you’re in Singapore, tomorrow you’ll be able to pick up a Wave 578 for S$338. The Wave 578 runs...

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