Samsung Planning to Boost Bada Investment
Samsung indicated this week that it is prepared to significantly increase the investment it is making in its homegrown Bada operating system. Right now, the mobile OS is only available in Samsung's home market of Korea, where it had sold more than 10 million units. It wants to make Bada a viable alternative to Google's Android platform. Samsung said it will continue to offer smartphones running both Android and Microsoft's Windows Phone. It plans to eventually have an entire range of Bada phones available.
Samsung Now Selling Burgundy Red Galaxy S8
Samsung made a red version of its Galaxy S8 flagship handset available for sale this week. The device is initially being sold in Samsung's home market of S.
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.
Samsung to Focus on Improving Smartphone Software
Samsung plans to boost the appeal of its smartphones by making changes to its software. "The company will focus on strengthening the competitiveness of its software, along with hardware, services and wearable products," said Samsung.
Samsung to Slice 10% of Workforce at Korea Headquarters
Samsung is prepared to lay off as much as 10% of the employees at its headquarters in South Korea, says the Korea Economic Daily. The company is likely targeting employees in the human resources, public relations, and finance departments.