Opera has announced that its Opera Mini browser is now available for Samsung's bada-powered smartphones. To download Opera Mini, head on over to Samsung Apps store.
Even though Samsung dominates the Google Android smartphone world and does well in the burgeoning Windows Phone market, the Korean handset manufacturer has said that it is looking to invest more time and money in its own OS, bada.
A Samsung executive has been quoted as saying that his company plans to merge its own bada smartphone operating system with Intel's Tizen Project, which is based on the remnants of the the MeeGo OS that Intel developed with Nokia.
Samsung is officially making available its new Wave 3 bada-powered smartphone in markets across the world today. The Wave 3 is Samsung's flagship bada device, and it is powered by a 1.4GHz single-core processor and has a WVGA resolution, 4-inch Super AMOLED screen. The Wave 3 includes a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and a front-facing camera for video chats. The Wave 3 runs bada 2.0, which offers a number of improvements over its predecessor. The Wave 3 is available today in France, Germany, Italy, and Russia, and will hit other markets across the world in the near future.
Samsung has revealed that it could bring its home-grown bada smartphone operating system to the U.S. market in the near future. Prior to this, bada was only available in Korea, Europe, and limited other parts of the world.
According to sources reporting to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung will be taking a page from Google and Nokia and open-sourcing its homegrown bada smartphone operating system next year.
Samsung's new Wave Y smartphone is a bada 2.0 device for the first-time smartphone buyer, as it features a lower set of specifications than its other bada 2.0 siblings.
The second of the new bada 2.0 phones announced by Samsung, the Wave M is geared toward the mid-range of the market. It sports a smaller screen and slower processor than the Wave 3, but still has most of its larger sibling's capabilities.
This morning, Samsung announced a trio of new bada-powered phones, and the Wave 3 is the best of the bunch. Featuring a 4-inch display, the Wave 3 runs the latest version of Samsung's home-brewed smartphone OS, bada 2.0.
Samsung has released the Software Development Kit (SDK) for the next generation of its home-brewed smartphone OS, bada 2.0. With the new SDK, developers can take advantage of a number of new features and services that come with bada 2.0.