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Open Source Bada, Samsung faces problems

One would have thought that Samsung would have given up on Bada by now, but it seems as though they want to invest even further into its future. There is news that the South Korean phone maker wants to make its own mobile operating system open source from next year. The aim is to slowly reduce the reliance on Google, which as we know has played a huge part in the growth of Samsung thanks to a range of Android handsets. However, there are a few problems to face along the way.

The first issue that Samsung has is with Google and Motorola, as the former is to buy the latter out for $12.5 billion. Once this happens then Motorola will have the full backing of Google, and you can be sure that they will take no prisoners on their way to making Moto the great company that it once was. The likes of LG will suffer badly through this deal, but at least Samsung does have Bada and its huge cash pile to fall back on.

We do fear that the phone maker will be throwing money away, WSJ makes a point of reminding us that Samsung already wasted a lot of time and money on Bada before, so why will this time be any different? Well making it open source is certainly a good starting point. So could Bada be the new Android, well rumors of it being incorporated into Smart TVs is a step in the right direction?

The reason we say this is because Samsung is the biggest TV maker, and putting it into their range of televisions will likely make it more popular than Google TV. However, we are still uncertain how Bada will port over to a larger screen? The biggest obstacle that Samsung faces is in the US is that they need to be able to not only convince consumers but developers as well.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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