Lahore: 20 December, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a market leader and award winning innovator in consumer electronics and telecommunications, has now upgraded its various “Wave” smartphone models to feature bada 2.0.
In August 2011, Samsung released bada 2.0 SDK (Software Development Kit), an application development tool for Samsung’s mobile platform. In November 2011, the commercial availability of Samsung’s flagship 4” Wave 3 smartphone powered by bada 2.0 was announced. Continuing with the same high-paced progress, the operating systems of Samsung Wave, Wave II, Wave 575, Wave 578, Wave 723, have now been upgraded to bada 2.0.
The Main enhancements made through this upgrade include; Multi tasking (the same on Android), Rich Touchwiz UX (Easy and Customizable). Moreover, the new Livepanel offers; a Clock, Weather, Search, Calendar, News, Stocks, and Favorite-contacts, Folder creation, Application Shortcut, Quick menu, clipboard, lockscreen etc.
The upgraded Web performance offers: HTML-5 and Flash, while new features like: ChatON service and Voice recognition have also been added. The ChatON service is a cross-platform communication service that connects all mobile users into a single community
Samsung Pakistan’s Managing Director, Mr. Hee Chang Yee said: The additional facilities have been added to our portfolio, in response to the popularity and success of Samsung Wave smartphones and the innovative bada platform. This upgrade will help the users unleash their creative strengths and technology insight. Samsung always strives to proactively enhance our cutting edge services to meet the evolving needs of our customers and fully explore the revolutionary capabilities of our smartphones.
The availability and schedule for the update varies globally, by market and wireless carrier. Additional bada 2.0 features (Wi-Fi-Direct, NFC, etc.) are not supported on the upgraded Wave Smartphones due to the H/W requirements.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
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