Bada OS - Operating System
Bada OS is a proprietary operating system for smartphones was developed and presented by Samsung in 2009. Bada means sea/ ocean in Korean language. Samsung uses Bada OS alongside Android OS and Windows Phone, but in 2012 the development of new smartphones using Bada has been quietly halted in favor of the more popular Android OS.
The first Bada phone – the Samsung Wave – was launched later on, in 2010. At first, The Samsung S8500 Wave was launched with version 1.0 of the Bada operating system. They soon released version 1.0.2, for European users including minor fixes. The latest version 1.2 was released with the Samsung S8530 Wave II phone. The alpha-version of Bada 2.0 was introduced on 15 February 2011, with the Samsung S8530 Wave II handset. On 25 February 2013, Samsung announced that it would stop developing Bada, moving development to Tizen instead.
Samsung markets all Bada devices under the Wave brand name. The current flagship of Bada handset is the Samsung Wave 3 S8600, running Bada 2.0.