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Samsung to Make its Operating System Open Sourced
Posted By Christina DesMarais On September 20, 2011 @ 2:27 pm In Smartphones and PDAs,Telecom and Wireless | No Comments
Samsung plans to make its Bada software an open source platform next year to kick-start growth in the operating system and reduce its reliance on Google’s Android, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The move to open up its homegrown mobile software platform to outside developers and device makers comes after Google announced in August it plans to purchase competitor Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. While there has been speculation that Samsung would buy an operating system owned by rivals, the company says that is not the plan.
Opening up Bada is an effort to continue the Korean company’s strong growth in high-end mobile devices and is also aims to transform Samsung’s software into a widely used platform for smart TVs which incorporate things like Web browsing and on-demand streaming into flat-screen displays.
Samsung–the world’s largest technology company in revenue–was the second in smart phone shipments in the second quarter, following on the heels of Apple, which has been engaging in worldwide legal tussles with Samsung for allegedly copying its designs. Samsung has also launched countersuits against Apple, saying that it violated wireless-technology patents held by Samsung.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal .
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