UK Waves hello to Samsung's Bada
Bada or Gooda?
The Samsung Wave, the first handset based on the company's much hyped Bada platform, hit the UK today, available on Virgin Media, O2 and Vodafone.
The Wave is coming in at just over £400 on pay-as-you-go - but of course you can get it for "free" if you stump up for a meaty tariff
The Wave has a 1GHz processor, 5Mp Camera and a 3.3in QLED display. It also features both Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi, a combination currently unique to Samsung.
Appleless app machine
After tripling the size of its apps store to coincide with the launch, Samsung hopes the Bada platform can become a serious rival to the illustrious iPhone.
With Samsung in the driving seat, expect a good push with a lot in the tank.
It's available now for all to play with, so let's see what you think.
Samsung can jump up their own asses
Where's the support and promised apps for the TouchWiz platform that's less than a year old?
I bought the Jet after reading the favorable review here at El Reg only to have the manufacturer completely abandon the phone and OS months later.
I'll be sticking with Android phones from other manufacturers in the future.
Just more "feature phone" mentality.
Samsung still has it in their head that they are developing feature phones, instead of devices that run a unified platform. Why spend money updating last months models (with gimmicky features to maintain) when you can push the changes to your new devices coming out next month, right? I won't be buying another Samsung Android device unless they change their development strategy. Less devices, no gimmicks, more updates, and support that lasts more than the end of my first bill.
When you discard support for a device, you loose a portion of that platform's community to someone else.