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“Bada” Means Microsoft Patent Tax

Samsung cellphone



Summary: Samsung creates its Linux-based operating system, but the press does not mention the role of Microsoft in this

A WEEK ago we showed that Samsung was growing closer to Microsoft, to which is paying money for the use of Linux. Samsung's current Android phones are a disappointment and although Samsung is leaving Symbian (and to a large extent Windows Mobile also), it is said to be building its own Linux-based operating system, which still means that it will be plagued by that patent deal with Microsoft [1, 2, 3].



Here is an article about the demotion of 'foreign' platforms at Samsung:

Samsung to ditch Symbian, launch fewer Windows Mobile phones?



[...]

Next year, the South Korean company plans to launch about 10 Android devices (30% of its total number of smartphones), and several devices based on its own smartphone OS. In 2012, 50% of Samsung’s smartphones may run on its own OS.


There is a lot more coverage about that new operating system:

SAMSUNG PLANS TO LAUNCH its own Linux-based smartphone operating system, dubbed "Bada".

Samsung must be hoping that its Bada smartphone OS will give Google's Android a run for its money.


Samsung is a huge company (workforce of 276,000), so this cannot be ignored. But Bada, unlike Android, will most likely prove to be a Microsoft cash cow and therefore it should be rejected.

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