Samsung Bada

What Does Samsung Bada Mean?

The Samsung Bada is an affordable mobile platform developed by Samsung Electronics (Samsung). It supports a number of advanced smartphone features, including multitouch, sensors, Flash, 3-D graphics, enhanced user interfaces and an application download source. By design, the Samsung Bada not designed as a smartphone competitor. However, it is marketed to transition Samsung mobile users to a smartphone platform.


Bada is a Korean word that means ocean or seashore.

Techopedia Explains Samsung Bada

The Samsung Bada platform features a kernel configurable architecture capable of running on a real-time OS (RTOS) kernel or a Linux kernel. Above the kernel are three layers – device, service and framework layers.

Developers may download the Samsung Bada software development kit (SDK) from the Bada website to create mobile applications. The SDK and an integrated development environment (IDE), like Eclipse, are often used to expedite the software development process through the use of graphical tools.

The Bada ecosystem includes the Bada platform, developers, developer support, an application store and consumers.

The first Bada smartphone was the Samsung Wave S8500. Key features include:

  • A 3.3-inch Super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display, where the touch detection layer is integrated with the screen, rather than as a top overlay
  • Samsung App support
  • Premium integrated messaging, or the Social Hub
  • Ability to record and play 720-pixel high-definition (HD) video at 30 frames per second (fps)

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