Wondered What Is Samsung Up To Lately?
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Wondered lately what Samsung is up to? Well, Samsung is not resting a bit and has launched the Samsung S8500 Wave which represents the first device in its category that will use the whole new mobile operating system Bada. This model is already available is stores all around the world and telecommunications retailers don’t sleep either. They have lots of special discounts and voice and data plans that plan to sell with this smartphone.
The Samsung S8500 Wave was released about two months ago at the beginning of June and if we are to take in consideration what the Samsung officials stated in press releases, this smartphone will most probably make a big difference on the smartphone market as the freedom it provides to the user is unmatched. In other words, Samsung wants to bring the competition into the mainstream market of smartphones, thus becoming a competitor for the HTC Smart (using HTC’s proprietary operating system) but also to future generations of Nokia smartphones based on the all known S 60 Symbian.
The device features a SUPER AMOLED 3.3 inch touch screen as Samsung already used on almost all smartphones, with 16 million colors, a powerful 1GHz processor and 2GB of internal storage, a Micro SD card slot to provide expansion, a competitive 5 Mega pixels camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an USB port, a standard 3.5 mm jack for headphones and a performance class set of headphones. The phone supports 3G and also has a GPS module with 3D maps but also features acceleration and proximity sensors, and also as a novelty, a geo-magnetic sensor.
The Samsung company presented Bada as a mobile platform rather than an operating system. It provides developers with an infrastructure on which they can develop either Linux applications or operating systems specifically designed for mobile phones such as the Real Time Operating System (RTOS). Smart phones in the mid-range segment run on RTOS because of the less memory needed. Instead, the Linux operating system requires more memory – problem which Samsung says that Bada platform solves. Sure, the pace at which hardware is developed could solve the necessary memory problem by itself.
Immediately after the launch in November 2009 many well known video game producers announced that they will provide support for this platform.
With the Bada platform, Samsung strives to become a powerful player on the market of platforms for mobile phones, where Apple, BlackBerry, Google and Microsoft make the law, but are also challenged by opponents such as the MeeGo operating system developed by Intel with Nokia and behold the new competitor, the Bada-based systems.