We’ve got word that Samsung’s very own mobile OS – bada – will make it’s Malaysian debut sometime in June. We’re not sure if the OS launch will be accompanied by a device launch but we’ll be sure to look out for the latest development on that.
If you don’t already know, Samsung is also eyeing the lucrative mobile OS market with its own OS called bada.
The Samsung bada is an open source OS that will be the basis of Samsung’s “smartphone for everyone” objective. Samsung says the bada OS will not compete with existing smartphone platforms but instead provide cost-effective smartphones for everyone.
Ermm…we’re not sure if they’ve heard of Android.
Currently there’s only one device that supports bada – the Samsung Wave S8500. The specs of the Wave look impressive with a 3.3in Super AMOLED screen (800 x 480), 1GHz processor and a 5MP camera with flash all wraped in a unibody chassis. The edgy design looks dated in our oppion but the proof is in eating the pudding, so we’ll reserve our final judgement when and if we do get our hands on one.
And if you’re wondering, bada actually means ocean in Korean.
You can read all about the OS here.
There’s a video demo of the bada OS after the jump. We feel it looks like a mishmash of Android and iPhone OS. The UI runs smooth but the look isn’t as polished as either one. And take a look at minute 1:18 onwards, what’s up with using CDs as icon for its media library? Nobody uses those discs anymore.