Is it Bada or Bust for Samsung?
The recent news from the Samsung camp is that they are going to drop support for the Symbian OS by end of the year. Instead, Samsung is concentrating its effort on promoting it’s own home-brewed OS called Bada.
While that’s to be expected, Samsung is also working with the upcoming Windows Phone 7 and Android OS for their future handsets. The move might imply that Samsung is looking at Symbian as the closest competitor to their own Bada platform.
The last handset made by Samsung that runs on Symbian was way back in February of 2009 and the only time I saw one was with the Omnia HD i8910.
During the last Bada Developer Seminar with Samsung, they indicated that their Bada OS will be targeted more to their mid-range handsets giving way to Android for the high-end units.
The strategy makes sense and Samsung is betting heavily with Bada. It will be up to the developer community if the effort is well worth it. You guys think it’s Bada or bust for Samsung?