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Comes from: Sam­sung

What’s new: The ever evolv­ing mo­bile op­er­at­ing sys­tem mar­ket pushed Sam­sung to come

up with its own op­er­at­ing sys­tem. And the Asian gi­ant did it with the Bada, which means ‘ocean’

or ‘seashore’ in Korean. Sam­sung had hoped to use this plat­form to of­fer a ‘smart­phone for ev­ery-

one’. How­ever, the ef­fort failed to cre­ate en­thu­si­asm. Some phones have now been put on the up-

graded Bada 2.0. The new OS fea­tures an im­proved user in­ter­face with mul­ti­ple win­dows and the

abil­ity to add short­cuts by hold­ing the icons in the main menu. Other new ca­pa­bil­i­ties in­clude multi-

task­ing. (The task man­ager shows you all the apps run­ning and you can then choose to ei­ther close

them in­di­vid­u­ally or all at one go). There is voice recog­ni­tion too, which can be em­ployed while typ-

ing mes­sages. Wi-fi Di­rect, NFC, HTML5 and im­proved Flash func­tions in the web browser are a

few other high­lights of Sam­sung’s Bada 2.0.

Hand­sets: Sam­sung has an­nounced three de­vices on Bada 2.0.

These are the Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y.

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