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Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung is finally going to put the dying Bada OS to rest. It has been officially announced that the development for Bada OS will cease as Samsung puts all of its efforts into making Tizen OS a success. Some features from Bada OS will live on as Samsung plans on merging the best features in the OS into Tizen. Tizen will also have backwards compatibility with Bada OS apps on its platform, giving Tizen a bigger catalog to work with.

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Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Remember bada? Well, it’s giving Windows Phone a kicking

Samsung's bada platform may be less well known than Windows Phone, but it's still outselling Microsoft platform in worldwide smartphone sales. While the big movement may be up at the iOS and Android end, bada's 3-percent of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012 is, according to the latest clutch of stats from analysts Gartner, enough to eclipse Microsoft's OS at 2.4-percent. However, that could well change as Windows Phone 8 sales begin.

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Samsung: Our software still needs work

Samsung: Our software still needs work

Samsung's new CEO has reconfirmed the company's focus on improving software for mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, highlighting key areas where the "customer experience" needs work. Kwon Oh-hyun highlighted software in his first speech as the new CEO, the WSJ reports, echoing comments the company made back in August 2011. "A particular focus must be given to serving new customer experience and value by strengthening soft capabilities in software, user experience, design, and solutions" he said today.

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iOS and Android pummel competition in IDC report

iOS and Android pummel competition in IDC report

Over at the IDC they've released some information leading to the idea that after the obvious leader Android at 59%, the world's top mobile operating system is iOS with 23% of the world's supply. The following data shows that Symbian is in third place with a surprising 6.8% with BlackBerry right up in that mix with 6.4%. Perhaps most surprising of all is the fact that Linux is beating Windows Phone with 2.3% over 2.2%, this likely stemming from the fact that many systems can be tracked to Linux while Windows Phone remains clearly its own - and the fact that Samsung continues to push their own Linux-based operating system Bada.

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Samsung Wave Y LeFleur Edition revealed

Samsung Wave Y LeFleur Edition revealed

If you thought the one thing missing from Samsung's entry-level Wave Y S5380 phone was a pink floral design, you're in luck. The manufacturer has launched a new version of the device, dubbed the LaFleur edition, with a bold pink-and-black motif. The inscription "LaFleur" appears on the front of the phone while the back, donned in pink, is etched with a full-body floral print.

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Samsung merging bada with Tizen for smartphone push

Samsung merging bada with Tizen for smartphone push

Samsung has announced plans to merge its homegrown bada smartphone platform with open-source Tizen, a collaborative OS integrating Nokia-reject MeeGo, with the first Samsung Tizen devices tipped for release this year. "We have an effort that will merge bada and Tizen" Tae-Jin Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung's Contents Planning Team told Forbes at CES 2012 last week. Tizen will show up on "at least one to two" Samsung phones in 2012, Kang confirmed; earlier this month, details leaked on the Samsung I9500, believed to run the new platform.

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Samsung sells 27.8m smartphones in Q3 2011 [Updated]

Samsung sells 27.8m smartphones in Q3 2011 [Updated]

Samsung sold 27.8m smartphones in Q3 2011, the company has confirmed, making it the world's largest smartphone vendor and contributing significantly to its record-breaking financial quarter. The new stat was tweeted out by Samsung South Africa, and follows the company's announcement last month that it had shipped over 300m handsets - both smartphones and dumbphones - in 2011 as a whole. Updated after the cut.

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Samsung Galaxy S III fervor begin already, realistic press images leak

Samsung Galaxy S III fervor begin already, realistic press images leak

When it comes to Android device releases, nothing is more exciting than a Nexus smartphone or tablet, except when it comes to the Samsung line of Galaxy S devices of course - and today we've got what very well may be the next generation: the Samsung Galaxy S III in leaked press images and details. The story goes like this: Concept Phones, a blog that specializes in conceptual renderings of devices, has intercepted a couple of images and some details sent in from a fellow by the name of Ivan Ilchenko who reported them appearing on Samsung's "official" page on a Russian social network by the name of Vkontakte. If you've got all that, good, because here's the confusing part: the device may well be the first smartphone to be dual-booting Android and Bada OS right out of the box.

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Samsung ChatON for Android Review

Samsung ChatON for Android Review

When it comes to communication solutions in our modern connected, mobile, and forward thinking society, we've got no lack of abundance, especially when it comes to messaging applications. What Samsung has tried to do here with their own group chat app by the name of ChatON is to differentiate by having both a simple to use interface as well as connections to basically every media gallery on your device, as well as your camera. Have a peek here at our hands-on review of ChatON and know this: the application is out on the market already and you'll be able to download it for free for Android and Bada right this minute if you wish!

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