Samsung Pondering Bringing Bada to U.S.
Samsung is weighing whether or not it should attempt to bring phones based on its home-grown Bada platform to the U.S. "I think that [launching Bada in the United States] is something that's always going to be under consideration," said Samsung's senior strategy manager Chris Martinez. Martinez indicated that it would need support form both U.S. network operators and developers to make Bada successful in the U.S. Bada has been a successful platform in its home market of Korea. Samsung already sells smartphones in the U.S. that run Google's Android platform and Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Samsung Shows Off Second Tizen Smartphone
Samsung today revealed the Z3, a new smartphone running its homegrown Tizen platform. The handset makes use of design language similar to that of the Galaxy S series and comes in black, gold, or silver.
Google Home Gains More Home Automation Powers
Google today expanded the number of third-party smart home apps that can be controlled by its Google Home product. Owners of Google Home can now control Belkin Wemo and Honeywell smart home products via Google Home.
Qualcomm Intros Smart Speaker Platform for Amazon, Google, Microsoft
Qualcomm's Smart Audio Platform now supports Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. The idea is to make it easier for hardware makers to add voice assistant features to their devices, such as smart speakers and other smart home gear.