[MWC] Samsung might be churning out some pretty mean Android-powered smartphones at the moment, but that doesn’t mean the consumer electronics giant is not going to concentrate on their in-house developed mobile operating system platform that is bada. Over at MWC, Samsung did show bada some love by parading the next major update of the operating system to developers, where we can expect bada 2.0 to deliver multitasking capability, push notification messages (about time!), NFC support, Wi-Fi Direct, FlashLite 4 support, a Flash-based interactive lock screen, text-to-speech and speech-to-text, and HTML5 compatibility among others. Will this see the rise of bada-powered phones? We don’t think so, but a thriving community of such users might not be too far off the mark, either.

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