The Samsung “bada” OS Revolution

Makani Gadzair is a smart-phone apps developer.  I found his article very interesting, so posting it here.

[…] Misconceptions of the Samsung Bada platform

The Samsung Bada Revolution

I’ve been reading some news articles by people that don’t really seem to know what they are talking about, by making statements such as:

“Bada, on the other hand, is looking shaky. After an overblown launch at the end of 2009, there’s still only one handset available that runs it — the Samsung S8500 Wave. Still, as it’s been born in-house, the company is rather less likely to unceremoniously dump it in the same way it has Symbian.” – Samsung dumps Symbian

For an article dated October 1st, this guy really doesn’t have its’ facts right.

Firstly, the Bada platform is already launched on two new phones, the Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro in certain countries and more countries coming soon. They are also launching a third device this month called the Wave 723. In reality, the Bada platform is actually a remarkable success for Samsung. It really is stunning, considering the competition they faced with existing operating systems, including iOS, Android, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. Yet they managed to get a million sales in the first 4 weeks, and already at 10 million app downloads. […]

Read complete article here.