In the competitive world of mobile operating systems, currently iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Symbian are the major players, although you do get fringe participants like bada from Samsung who could have been accompanied by MeeGo and webOS if development for those were not discontinued. At press time, Samsung has around 10 bada-powered handsets, where three of them run on bada 2.0, which are the new Wave 3, Wave M, and Wave Y. Will the rest of the pack be able to catch up? Fret not, as Samsung recently announced on Twitter that bada 2.0 too, will arrive on the older range of Wave handsets.
Of course, the journey will not be a smooth sailing one, since bada 2.0 features for older handsets “could be different, depending on device specification such as CPU, memory size etc.” Sounds more like bada 1.5 to me then, how about you? Hopefully none of the good stuff will be removed, and it is also fair that not all the phones will get bada 2.0 features since the cheaper phones just do not have the physical capability of doing so.
Expect the new updates to arrive sometime in Q4 later this year across Europe, and hopefully, the rest of the world after that.
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