Will Bada OS changes lead to smartphone autonomy?

Smartphone users are well aware of Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, but Samsung Electronics’ Bada platform has maintained a low profile since it debuted in February 2010 on the company’s lower-end Wave smartphone.

Sooner or later, the still-obscure platform, which means “ocean” in Korean, may further widen its territory in the smartphone ecosystem, given that Samsung is seen to be readying to open it to outside developers.

Kang Tae-jin, senior vice president of Samsung’s contents planning team, told the press at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February that Samsung will release the Bada source code under an open-source license.

“We developed Bada with the aim of opening it up from the beginning,” Kang said. “We will consolidate it with another platform and open it at an appropriate time.” He did not elaborate on the exact date.

For full article see Joongang Daily.

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