Samsung Launches Its Own Mobile OS, Dubbed 'Bada'
Today Samsung announced that it is preparing to launch its own, open mobile operating system in December of this year. Samsung says the OS, called bada (which means "ocean" in Korean), is simple for developers to create applications and services for, and has a rich graphical user interface that can be incorporated into applications. Bada is not a new smartphone operating system, but it is meant to enable smartphone-like features on mid-range handsets. Samsung says that it will be cultivating a developer community and pitching Bada to network operators around the world. Samsung is making the core features of the OS (dialer, messaging, and address book) available to developers so that applications can incorporate these basic functions of the device. Bada-based phones will also be able to access content from Samsung's own mobile applications store.
Samsung Finally Delivers Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Z1, its first smartphone to run the Tizen platform. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system and its arrival has been delayed a number of times over the last 18 months.
T-Mobile Launches RCS-Based Advanced Messaging
T-Mobile today announced Advanced Messaging, a refresh of its base messaging service that adds several powerful features. Advanced Messaging is based on Rich Communications Services (RCS), which allows T-Mobile to offer near real-time chatting.
Samsung and Expedia Partner On Travel App
Samsung and Expedia today announced Expedia for Samsung, an app meant to help Samsung Galaxy device owners find and book trips. The app features what Expedia calls the Samsung Collection, a launch screen that helps people discover new destinations.
Samsung Expands Reach of Tizen App Store
Samsung has this week made the app store for its Tizen platform available in most places around the world. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system.
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I like the idea of this.
3inc touchscreen, 3.5mm jack, 3-5mp camera, slideout keyboard, and mobiletv. I've had my N95 for 2yrs now, and...