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Samsung Mulling Open-Source Future For Its Mobile OS Plan B: Bada, That Is

Sep 22, 2011, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Krazit)

"If you're wondering what Bada is, you probably live in the U.S. Samsung has launched a series of Wave phones running the Bada operating system in Europe and Asia but has yet to release models compatible with 3G networks used in the U.S. The phones aren't selling nearly as well as Samsung's Android efforts, however, and tend to be lower-end models.

But it seems Samsung would like to raise Bada's profile among the software-development community, with a report from the Wall Street Journal Tuesday indicating that Samsung wants to open-source Bada next year in hopes of attracting more developers to the platform. Whether or not the mobile app developers of the world have time for another mobile operating system remains to be seen, yet Samsung probably feels it has no choice but to forge an independent software path after the patent-related squabbles of 2011."

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