Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of its bada 2.0 Software Development Kit, enabling developers to create apps for the latest version of application Samsung’s mobile platform. bada 2.0 was first revealed at Mobile World Congress in February, with features that include multi-tasking, HTML5 support, Near Field Communication and voice recognition. In-app Ads are also possible with bada 2.0.
JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, said “Samsung bada and our Wave devices continue to succeed around the world, taking advantage of the mobile technology and brand awareness of Samsung’s leadership in the market. We have brought together our key mobile innovations in bada 2.0, setting the foundation for it to become a leading mobile platform. bada is a significant innovation and a key component in Samsung’s multi-platform strategy; we are committed to investing in its success. We are expanding our developer community and creating a strong ecosystem that benefits both developers and end-users. Developers have an opportunity to reach a significant customer base with new, entertaining and compelling applications while consumers will receive an outstanding smartphone experience.”
The Samsung Wave, the first bada-based smartphone, was launched in June 2010. It received 10 million application downloads in just 3 months and passed 100 million app downloads in March 2011.
Consumer availability of bada 2.0 hasn’t been confirmed yet.
[Samsung Developers blog; bada developer site]