Samsung Offers a Few New Details About Bada
Today Samsung provided some more information about its forthcoming feature phone operating system. Bada will be based on Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, and the first Bada phones will be running TouchWiz 3.0. Samsung didn't say what new features TouchWiz 3.0 would offer. Samsung mentioned that the user interface will also be based partially on Flash, and developers can make use of C++ to write for it. Samsung said that Bada will be on the majority of its touch phones moving forward. Other capabilities include support for service-centric features such as location-based services, social networking, device sync, content management, and commerce services. Samsung also said that the platform will be highly customizable by network operators, so they can make it their own. Samsung didn't provide any specifics about the user interface or how Bada will work, but reiterated that the first handsets should hit the market in the first half of 2010. Samsung plans to use Bada on phones in markets worldwide, though it will launch across Europe first.