New Samsung OS for mobiles

This week Samsung announced it’s preparing to launch a new open source OS for mobiles called Bada - the Korean word for “ocean”. Plugged as a tool to empower application based phones, its apparently not a full smartphone OS, rather it will allow smartphone-like features on mid range devices with a rich graphical interface.

Samsung says that it will be cultivating a developer community and pitching Bada to networks around the world. Between Android, iPhone OS, Maemo, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbain and more, there’s a lot out there for network operators to catch. Some of it might get dropped.

You and I know that whatever devices are produced featuring Bada, they’ll still get advertised as smartphones the world over.

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