Samsung: existing Wave handsets to get Bada 2.0 upgrade

Samsung: existing Wave handsets to get Bada 2.0 upgradeIf two's company and three's a crowd, then the mobile world is already over-saturated.

But Samsung still seems to think there's a place for its Bada OS, and recently announced that version 2.0 of the platform is on its way on board a trio of new handsets.

And now it's confirmed that existing Bada babes who jumped on the bandwagon with the original Wave and its successor the Wave 2 will also be getting Bada 2.0 via an update before the end of the year.

Samsung has already established itself at the front of the Android armada, and is among the leading exponents of Windows Phone 7 so far too – for what that's worth – but it's also forged a small but loyal fanbase for Bada thanks to the Wave and its successor the Wave 2.

But clearly Samsung intends to build on that, and a couple of weeks ago came the news that three more Bada phones were coming – the Wave 3, the Wave M and the Wave Y – and that they'd be running the all-new Bada 2.0.

Now the Samsung Bada team has confirmed via Twitter that Bada 2.0 will be available via upgrade for existing Wave devices “gradually” starting in Europe in Q4.

When pressed on exactly which devices, a second tweet clarified: “I meant all Wave devices but 2.0 features could be different depends on device specification such as CPU, memory size, etc”.

Via SammyHub

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 12, 2011 at 19:36

Good to know they support Bada. I really liked the first Wave. At the time there was no Opera Mini for it, so it wasn't for me and the irish lack of 3G, and tbh the look of the hardware wasn't exactly great. But it was of solid built, and the OS def'ly pilfered the best from the rest and added a dash of originality.

Looking forward to the new generation of Badas. the hardware wasn't exactly great. But it was of solid built, and the OS def'ly pilfered the best from the rest and added a dash of originality.

Looking forward to the new generation of Badas.

blizzard7  Sep. 12, 2011 at 21:25

I think Samsung should take a brave pill and go all out on Bada. Galaxy S II has been a massive hit, but is it worth the legal headaches?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 12, 2011 at 22:53

Bada's a great OS, simpler and smoother than Android, in my experience (although that is quite little really), but less obsessive and controlled than iOS. Best of both worlds... Only problem is apps, I don't think I could give up the 250,000 apps I have available to me on my Galaxy S2. I love my HP Touchpad, but I wish it had more apps, it's an empty feeling without them. Do either of you two know what App support is like on Bada? My only experience was half an hour playing in a shop with an original wave. I didn't get chance to fully browse the Samsung App Store.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 12, 2011 at 22:54

Bada's a great OS, simpler and smoother than Android, in my experience, but less obsessive and controlled than iOS. Best of both worlds... Only problem is apps, I don't think I could give up the 250,000 apps I have available to me on my Galaxy S2. I love my HP Touchpad, but I wish it had more apps, it's an empty feeling without them. Do either of you two know what App support is like on Bada? My only experience was half an hour playing in a shop with an original wave. I didn't get chance to fully browse the Samsung App Store.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 11:54

matt,
I had the original Wave when it came out, and there were few appa available back then
I believe that has slightly improved, but I can't really say how many apps there are.
Strangely, the official Samsung store cannot be accessed/browsed from Ireland - though that could be my setup...

There are interesting places like Badaforums - bada's version of XDA... they do nifty things like combining Swype and Opera Mini into one app.

But no, you won't have 250,000 apps available.
I reckon the new devices may well improve the situation. Also, with Nokia being Microshaft's new favourite ho, Samsung may well spend some windows time on Bada instead. like Badaforums - bada's version of XDA... they do nifty things like combining Swype and Opera Mini into one app.

But no, you won't have 250,000 apps available.
I reckon the new devices may well improve the situation. Also, with Nokia being Microshaft's new favourite ho, Samsung may well spend some windows time on Bada instead.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 12:10

The main apps I miss on my Touchpad are: a decent Facebook app, an official twitter app, a YouTube app that isn't just a link to the website, Whatsapp messenger and an app called MusicBox Pro. Do you know which of the above are available on Bada? I might pick up an original wave from eBay...just to play with :p.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 12:20

I will have a look from PC later.
The Samsung appstore isn't available via OM hahaha

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 15:47

Cheers, in advance, for that :)

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