I have always taken pride in the fact that when I write an editorial, I like to make it as honest as I can and over the past few months I have been reading a lot of feedback on articles, tweets, posts in general from bada users. The one thing they all seem to have in common is lack of customer satisfaction. I’m not here to completely bash bada because this is a bada-centric site and there is a ton to like about bada but there comes a time when a little constructive criticism is helpful. In order for bada to remain in the conversation and to improve… there are a few things that need to be done better or taken out when either bada 3.0 is launched or when bada completes its move to Tizen. I think everyone agrees that the OS itself needs some refinement, fresh and more useful apps, and some features that just need to go away in place of others. To continue reading, just click the read more link after the picture….
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Samsung keeps coming up with new ideas and incentives for developers to get in with bada and today they announced yet another initiative. Samsung AdHub was announced today as new way for bada developers to monetize their apps and get more exposure. With the introduction of AdHub, developers can have richer ads, ad creatives directly from agencies and advertisers, real-time bidding, and more.
If you would like to view the official press release from todays announcement, you can do so by clicking the “read more” link. If you would like to skip reading and sign up now, please visit http://www.samsungadhub.com and click Register.
The worldwide marketshare numbers just released today put Samsung bada ahead of Windows Phone which is struggling to gain a solid foothold in the market (Shown below). The Lumia 900 is helping ease the pain some but according to the Gartner report below….bada is doing well internationally and in emerging markets.
The report totals the share of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 and the outdated Windows Mobile legacy devices. It shows that it fell from 2.6 percent in the first quarter of 2011 to 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012.
That puts Microsoft’s smartphones in sixth place behind market leaders Android with 56.1 percent and Apple’s iOS with 22.9 percent.
What is most surprising to me is that while the mobile industry is booming, worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users declined 2 percent from a year ago to 419.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012. Samsung was the No. 1 mobile handset and smartphone vendor, with 86.6 million units of mobile handsets sold and 38 million smartphones sold.
To read the entire report, click here
According to Pocketlint, Samsung and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver along with British Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton have joined forces to launch the Samsung Hope Relay app for the Samsung Wave handsets along with iOS and Android. The app is free to download and uses the GPS in a smartphone to register how far you have travelled, posting the figure on Facebook or another social network (if required). Samsung, as a worldwide partner of the London 2012 Olympics, is committed to adding to a pool of money that will be distributed to the London-based Kids Company. The goal is to raise $1million in donations. Oliver says the initiative is a way of getting everybody around the UK involved in the Olympics. “It’s really important to get people to take part in the Olympic Games in some way,” Oliver said. The application is available NOW in Samsung Apps for the Wave, Wave II, and Wave 3.