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Android on Bada Now More Functional than Ever

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BadaDroidBada is a somewhat lesser known OS released by Samsung alongside with their Wave series in late 2009. Eventually, this operating system was dropped from active development in 2013 and replaced by Tizen. Relatively quickly, developers realized that they could put another OS onto Wave devices, but porting a different OS is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, as almost all drivers needs to be rewritten. But this is XDA, and the term impossible is clearly not available in our dictionary.

A few months ago, we covered a¬†major step forward in bringing up Android to Samsung Wave devices. Now, the project named BadaDroid is even more functional thanks to work done by XDA Senior Member volk204 and Elite Re. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Wave S8500 (Bada) Running Unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean

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The Bada-droid project for the Samsung Wave series of devices has been brewing in the background for quite some time. It is nowhere near as public as some of the other ports for other devices simply because the Wave is not such a popular device and also because of its overall unavailability in several parts of the world (at least through official channels). For those who did make the jump to the Bada (soon to be Tizen) and are regretting it, it is a relief to see some development focused on porting other operating systems to the devices.

In the case of the Wave S8500, the device has been steadily receiving ports from some very dedicated devs. The latest installment, which was brought to you by XDA Forum Member¬†Tigrouz. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Wave S8500 Gets ICS, Bada Users Everywhere Rejoice

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In 2010, things were looking up for Samsung. Riding the success of their Galaxy S series of Android phones and having produced record numbers of electronics components, the hardware giant must have felt nearly invincible when they released the Samsung Wave S8500—the flagship device for their new Bada platform. The much touted device featured hardware on par with the highest end of Android smartphones at the time. However, it floundered. Even Samsung’s $2.7 million competition was not enough to breath life into the fledgling OS. After several phone releases and nothing but heartache, Samsung decided to dump their proprietary platform and merge it with Intel’s Tizen project.

The fail. . . READ ON »

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