According to our partner Samfirmware, they have managed to get hold of new ROMS of Bada 2.0 for both S8500 and S8530. They only ask for more downloads of their latest ROMS S8530XPKH1 and S8500XPKG7. They need 2500+ for Wave I and 1000+ for Wave II. So get downloading Wavers!!
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It seems like the first images of what appears to be bada 2.0.1 are making the rounds on the internet. We cannot promise these images are 100% accurate…whatever it is seems to be running on a Wave II S8530! If this indeed is bada 2.0, I like what I see…the interface seems cleaner, more customizable, and more like a fresh start for the OS!
*Update: These are 100% accurate pics.
Check out more images after the break!! (Click read more to continue)
While we have been hearing many different reports surrounding the launch of bada 2.0, including one in July, it appears that it will be launching officially in September and this is according to the OFFICIAL bada twitter page @samsungbada. If you have the original Wave S8500, Wave II S8530, or the Wave 723, you can expect the upgrade to 2.0.
Another surprise is that Samsung is now considering a 2.0 upgrade for 2G devices that include the 525, 533, and 575. Originally, it was believed by many that Samsung would not push an update for the 2G devices but this is good news if you own one of those models.
Samsung bada official twitter page: Click here
As we head towards Mobile World Congress and talks around the tech industry heat up as to what will be shown, little has been said about the next release of Samsung’s own smartphone platform – bada. The bada platform was announced at last years MWC event and since then has taken off into a big success around the world (except in the United States). However, with everything Samsung got right on the first Wave phone, they left a lot to be desired especially on what is supposed to be a “smart OS”. It lacked multitasking, had a limited number of apps, and the polish was not really there. Everyone saw the potential in bada and with it running on solid hardware, it was still a great option for those who wanted to be different.
Fast forward a year later, bada is now on six devices (Wave S8500, S8530, 525, 533, 575, and 733) with more phones set to be announce this year, Samsung sold over 5 million Wave devices in 2010, and bada 1.2 is now out. In terms of upgrades, bada 1.2 was a “maintenance” upgrade to those who have it and it fixed a lot of the issues people had in the past. People still wanted more and it seems like this year, a year after its launch, people will finally see the REAL bada platform shine at MWC 2011. Why do I say shine? It’s simple really, bada 2.0 is a MAJOR overhaul of the OS.
bada 2.0, in my opinion, is what bada should have been from the very start. When it first came out, some people were confused because Samsung labeled it as a smartphone OS yet, it did not do really many “smart” things. The release of bada 2.0 changes all of that. Finally, users will be able to enjoy multitasking (including 3rd party apps), better user interface and framework, smart home-screens, tons of new animations, PUSH notifications, speech recognition, NFC capabilities, Flash, HTML5, and more. On top of all of the improvements, Samsung is making tons of security improvements to make sure your data is safe. The changes to the OS is only half the story though.