Samsung Bada 2.0 to Appear in 3 New Handsets

August 27, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung’s own mobile Operating System, Bada, is undergoing a makeover and the next version is all set to feature on three new handsets coming by the end of 2011. The devices come under the Wave brand, which already use the earlier version of Bada.

The Bada 2.0 will have new features like multi-tasking, NFC and Voice-Recognition. NFC and Voice Recognition are being used by many platforms now, so it’s not a novel surprise.

The added functions will ensure that customers who lack internet access have access to services like mobile payments, transport card top-ups and file sharing. The operating system also has enhanced support for Flash and HTML-based applications.

Developer partners of the South-Korean company will be able to harvest additional revenue, as the Bada 2.0 allows in-app ads through the Ads API. Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland Managing Director, Simon Stanford, made it clear that though they will be continuing their partnership with Google and Microsoft, the Bada would be their priority as they look forward to making it a leading mobile platform.

As of now, Samsung mobiles focus on the Android platform. With the emergence of the new version of Bada, the company will be boarding up new purchasing options and recommendations via the Samsung App Store.

The App Store has currently around 40000 applications and had achieved the milestone of 100 million downloads in March of this year. Those who are interested in app development can avail of the Bada 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) from

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