During its bada developer day, Samsung briefly showed off four future devices that will use its widget-tastic operating system.
Samsung didn’t give many details about the new devices other than they will be cheaper than the Wave and at least two of these will rock a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The non-keyboard devices should be thinner than the Wave but may lack some of the features.
Does the world really need another smartphone OS? I’d lean towards no but Samsung is a major force in the industry (second-largest handset maker in the world) and it doesn’t want to be beholden to a third party for its OS. This definitely makes sense and it could help the company make lower-end smartphones for the masses, particularly in emerging markets. The widget-tastic nature doesn’t seem that appealing from afar but, as you can see from our hands-on video of the Wave below, this OS can produce an above average experience.
[Via Phone Report]