Posts tagged ‘Bada OS’

April 29th, 2011

Understanding the Samsung Bada OS

Samsung Electronics released the Samsung Bada OS in the month of August 2010. It is a cheap and easy to use smartphone platform that can be only found in some of the specially designed Samsung phones to run this OS. The word ‘bada’ means ocean in Korean language. After the success of the beta version that was released in May 2010, the final version was released in August on the Samsung Wave S5800 phone.

With famous smartphone OS platform such as Android, iOS and Symbian already ruling over the market, Samsung effort to release their proprietary OS can be considered to be a brave one. After turning on the Bada powered smartphone, some users were disappointed because they could not find some handy features. One sad thing about this OS was that it did not have any welcome tour or tutorial for acquaint the users with the features of OS. Some of the apps fail to install or run.

The interface of the Samsung Bad OS is nothing refreshing and it is quite predictable. The information bar has got several notifications for the user such as Wi-Fi connection icon, battery level, time and other alerts such as SMS, email, calls, etc. One thing we did not like was after inserting the SD card, the phone shows an icon which indicates that there is a SD card inserted in the phone. The icon remains there forever and it only adds to the clutter at the information bar.

The application support is good. You can find famous apps such as Twitter and Facebook at the app store. The email app lets you add various email accounts like Gmail, Yahoo, etc by simply inputting email address and password. The multimedia performance is good but browsing on the web is not a pleasant experience. The Samung Dolfin web browser (v2.0) has a very unfriendly user interface. The important features such as refresh/stop, back, forward, etc are kept when the browser is switched to the full-screen mode.

Since Bada OS is still v1.0, it is not set to give competition to other famous operating systems of smartphones. Bada’s application store does not have many apps as you can find in Android Market or Ovi Store (for Symbian phones). Against all odds, the current version of the OS indicates that it has got lot of potential and in the near future it can become a good competitor to famous smartphone OS platforms.

March 1st, 2011

Samsung S8530 II Wave Review

Samsung Wave returns with the Bada OS with all new Samsung S8530 II Wave. The phone is much heavier and bigger than the previous version. The phone measures 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm and weighs 135g. It has a very solid feel and is made up of durable material.

On the left side of the Samsung S8530 II Wave, you can find the volume controller. On the right, there is a camera button and display lock key. On the top, there is a microUSB port and 3.5mm audio headset jack. At the bottom, there is no button. There is a 5 megapixel camera located at the rear along with small LED flash.

It has got a Super Clear LCD capacitive touchscreen that is capable of displaying 16 million colors. It measures 3.7 inches and has a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It gives good viewing angles and the display is quite clear under direct sunlight.

The Samsung Wave II 8530 Wave runs on the latest edition of the Samsung’s very own OS called Bada OS. The user interface has been revamped completely from the scratch. It has got an internal memory of 2GB and it supports microSD of up to 32GB. The phone is shipped with 2GB microSD card. The phone runs on 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor along with PowerVR SGX540 GPU.

The 5 megapixel camera has a very user–friendly interface. It has got features like stabilizer, face and blink detection, geotagging and many more. The image quality is impressive and it is capable of taking decent photographs in any lighting condition. You can record videos at 720p at 30 fps.

As far as entertainment is concerned, the wide display is very good for viewing movies. It supports all kinds of video files including DivX and XviD files. The music player is simple yet has all features of a good player. It has got equalizer presets and Samsung’s DNSe sound enhancement technology gives stunning sound output.

You can connect to the internet through Wi-Fi and 3G. The Dolphin web browser 2.0 supports Flash and it lets you view several pages at one time. It supports multi-touch and zooming options. There is Quick Translate which uses Google Translate to translate text on web pages. The assisted GPS works well with Samsung Mobile Navigator. The 1500 mAh battery gives a stand-by time of 500 hours on 3G and talk time of 6 hours on 3G.

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November 3rd, 2010

Samsung Wave 723 Review

Samsung’s very own open-source Bada OS was first seen on the Samsung Wave. After that, Samsung released two more mid-range Bada OS phones. The Samsung Wave 723 is the fourth one and is all set to charm the Bada OS fans. The phone is rectangular in shape and has curvy edges. It measures 109.5 x 53.9 x 11.8 mm and weighs 113.8g. It has got 3.2 inch capacitive LCD display that is capable of producing a display resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. The display appears to be pretty clear even if you view it under bright sunlight.

Below the display of the Samsung Wave 723, you can find three physical buttons such as Send, Menu and End. On the left side of the phone, you can find the volume controller and the display lock/power button. The camera shutter is located on the right. On the top side of the phone, you can find the microUSB port. At the rear, there is a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash.

Samsung Wave 723 runs the newest version of the Bada OS – SDK 1.1. On the internet, you will not be able to find many third party applications for this phone. Like most of the other Samsung handsets, even the Samsung Wave has got the TouchWiz UI resting over the Bada interface. It allows you to add widgets on the home screen. The more widgets you add, the more homescreens you can create. The Social Hub gives you access to text messaging, Facebook, and email.

The 5 megapixel camera is capable of snapping decent photos. The images are rich in color and well detailed. Thanks to the LED flash, you will be able to take decent photos even in dim lighting conditions. You can record videos at QVGA resolution at 15fps. The music player arranges all your tracks in different tabs such as all tracks, playlists, albums, etc. It is got many features like visualizations, music effects and equalizer presets. Since the loudspeaker is small, the sound output is quite feeble.

The Dolphin 2.0 web browser of Samsung Wave 723 is simple but is capable of loading heavy pages smoothly. Since it is not Flash supported, you won’t be able to play embedded videos. Samsung has not yet put up the talk time and stand-by time details of the 1200 mAh battery.

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