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____/ RonB on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 21:46 : \____
> On Tue, 06 Sep 2011 21:04:19 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Kari Laine on Tuesday 06 Sep 2011 20:24 : \____
>>> I see in addition to patents one threat to Android or make it two. One
>>> - the Motorola deal. It has upset the Samsung which is doing a stupid
>>> move to come out with Bada. First they should change the name of it.
>>> And I still don't know whether it is based in Linux and if so will it
>>> be open source. Samsung is big enough that it could buy the Motorola
>>> out of Google's hands without patents and that exactly what Google
>>> should do. I don't see any point for Google to diversify in hardware.
>>> It has spoons already in so many soups that it should be fully occupied
> Bada did *not* come out in response to the Motorola deal. It was annoucnced
> in January, 2010 and the first Bada phone was released in June of 2010
> (Samsung Wave S8500, which sold over a million handsets in its first four
> weeks). And Bada is not an OS, according to Wikipedia.
> Bada, as Samsung defines it, is not an operating system itself, but a
> platform with a kernel configurable architecture, which allows using
> either a proprietary real-time operating system (RTOS) kernel, or the
> Linux kernel. According to copyrights displayed by Samsung Wave S8500,
> it uses code from FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD, although other phones might
> use Linux instead.
>>> Two - there are so many Android devices and versions of Android out
>>> that how a software developer can target them all.
> Why do you say that? Example, please.
>> How is that different from devs building for various versions of
> And Bada is yet another open source platform, a layer on top of an open
> source OS. Choice and diversity is good.
They hired the most prominent Android forker recently.
~~ Best of wishes
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