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Monu Tripathi
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Heard NEWS of yet another Mobile OS.
Samsung enters Mobile OS race with Bada; launch event is expected to be held sometime in December.


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Gregg Bolinger
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Interesting. Any idea what the language of choice is for the SDK? I do have the same problem with Bada that I have with the iPhone SDK. They only work on those devices. So Bada will only work on Samsung hardware (as far as I can tell). This is what makes Android so great, the ability to work on many different devices. Don't get me wrong. I still really enjoy my iphone. But as of late, I prefer developing on the android platform.


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Monu Tripathi
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Interesting. Any idea what the language of choice is for the SDK?

No, I did not find any mention of the programming language in their blogs; guess would have to wait until they launch the SDK. They are going to do this(the launching) in UK in December and they are also planning for a developer challenge that would run from December 2009- June 2010. A very good opportunity to test the platform and see what it really offers.
I do have the same problem with Bada that I have with the iPhone SDK. They only work on those devices. So Bada will only work on Samsung hardware (as far as I can tell). This is what makes Android so great, the ability to work on many different devices. Don't get me wrong. I still really enjoy my iphone. But as of late, I prefer developing on the android platform.

Yeah, it seems (from their blogs) that they are going to have it on a Samsung device first. But the platform is "open" so I guess, other OEMs can try it out on their devices too.

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Is it also a flavor of Linux?


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Pat Farrell
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Seems to be a flavor of Linux, not sure why they think they need their own.

Of course, whatever they do, the default search engine will not be google, but will be bing

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Monu Tripathi
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Is it also a flavor of Linux?


Bada isn't a new operating system, but a software layer that Samsung has added on top of its existing proprietary mobile phone operating system, allowing third-party developers to create applications for its phones. Bada could also run on top of Linux, a Samsung spokesman said.


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Pat Farrell
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Monu Tripathi wrote:Bada isn't a new operating system, but a software layer that Samsung has added on top of its existing proprietary mobile phone operating system, allowing third-party developers to create applications for its phones. Bada could also run on top of Linux, a Samsung spokesman said.


So its like early Windows, a graphical shell over a base OS. Or like Gnome or KDE over X-windows.

I don't see much chance of this getting traction. Developers tend to write for the dominant target, and somethings the cool second. Being fifth or so is not going to attract the developers who are critical to make something like this work.
 
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