The tablet wars are hotter than ever right now and with Samsung currently working on many tablets to be released in the near future, they all run Android instead of bada which is sort of strange. Recently, Wall Street Journal spoke with Samsung’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, Younghee Lee about this and here is what he had to say:
“Android is the fastest-growing platform and the market direction is headed toward Android so we’re riding the wave. When there is a market need for our own software, we will consider it but that’s not our plan at the moment.”
So at least Samsung WILL consider a bada-OS tablet in the future if there is a market for it but right now, they are going to stick with bada phones and other devices that run Samsung Apps like the TV lineup. My opinion of this is, while it certainly is strange to see Samsung not promoting there own OS when tablets are so hot and since the OS has such potential to be great on a tablet….they are kind of a fad if you ask me. I have yet to see a tablet completely replace a netbook or laptop and since most of us use smartphones these days…I have not seen a direct market for tablets. Sure they are hot right now but why should Samsung create a tablet optimized version of bada when Honeycomb is free and open from Google?
So, in a way, Samsung is missing an opportunity to gain publicity for bada by creating a “super-tablet” running a brand new, tablet optimized version of the OS but then again, no one knows if tablets will last or if they are a fad. Time will only tell that and I am sure, if more people want bada…Samsung will listen!
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