Bada is a discontinued operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It was developed by Samsung Electronics and its name is derived from 바다, meaning ocean or sea in Korean. It ranges from mid- to high-end smartphones, to foster adoption of Bada OS, since 2011 Samsung reportedly has considered releasing the source code under an open-source license, and expanding device support to include Smart TVs. All Bada-powered devices are branded under the Wave name, but not all of Samsungs Android-powered devices are branded under the name Galaxy, on 25 February 2013, Samsung announced that it will stop developing Bada, moving development to Tizen instead. Bug reporting was finally terminated in April 2014, after the announcement, the Wave S8500 was first shown at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona in February 2010. At that time, applications running on the first Bada phone were demonstrated, after the launch, companies such as Twitter, EA, Capcom, Gameloft and Blockbuster showed their support for the Bada platform. In May 2010, Samsung released a beta of their Bada software development kit to attract developers, Samsung also began the Bada Developer Challenge with a total prize of $2,700,000. In August 2010, Samsung released version 1.0 of the SDK, in August 2011, Samsung released version 2.0 of the SDK. This new version provides many enhancements over its predecessors, the first Bada-based phone was the Samsung Wave S8500, released in April 2010, which sold one million handsets in its first four weeks on the market. The Samsung S8500 Wave was launched with version 1.0 of the Bada operating system, soon after the launch, Samsung released version 1.0.2, which included minor fixes for European users. The latest version 1.2 was released with the Samsung S8530 Wave II phone, the alpha-version of Bada 2.0 was introduced on February 15,2011, with the Samsung S8530 Wave II handset. Samsung Apps has over 2400 applications and this store is also available for Android and Samsung feature phones. Samsung is to remove the Bada brand and market the new OS, Tizen, with its own apps, the new store has around 1000 applications for Tizen. According to copyrights displayed by Samsung Wave S8500, it uses code from FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, despite numerous suggestions, there is no known Bada device to date that is running the Linux kernel. Similarly, there is no evidence that Bada uses the same or similar graphics stack as the Tizen OS, the device layer provides core functions such as graphics, protocols, telephony and security. The service layer provides more service-centric features such as SMS, mapping and in-app-purchasing, to provide such features there is a so-called Bada Server. The top layer, the framework provides an application programming interface in C++ for application developers to use.0. Both the WebKit and Flash can be embedded inside native Bada applications, Bada supports OpenGL ES2.0 3D graphics API and offers interactive mapping with point of interest features, which can also be embedded inside native applications
Picture being taken using the Samsung Wave 525 running on Bada 1.0
Image: Bada 2
Image: Samsung Bada Logo
Bada and the mobile software distributions it is related with.