9 December 2011
Samsung and update to Bada 2.0
Samsung and update to Bada 2.0
Lots of people complained about updating their Wave and Wave2 devices to Bada 2.0
In general it just takes too long for the official updates to roll out.
The convenient question arrises immediately : Why ?
For us its relatively simple. Bada 2.0 for Europe has been finished some time ago.
As most of you may know we released updates steadily. Unfortunately still there are no “official” updates.
Samsung now announced to start the roll out of bada 2.0 updates Q1 of 2012 for wave devices and more.
This is almost a year after the announcement of Bada 2.0 !
But what can we actually believe in all this? Is Samsung this slow or are these just good sales tactics?
According to one of our “insiders” the roll out of Bada 2.0 shouldve started Q3/Q4 2011.
Not bad looking at all the leaked ROMs we offer allready.
Unfortunately this also proved to be not reliable information.
When we asked Samsung Benelux for clarification they stated it to be planned for November.
Now that the year has almost passed its more likely to hit Q1 2012…
Samsung will provide Bada 2.0 exclusively 2/3 months for Wave3, WaveM and WaveY.
This will be good for Samsung sales, in a store youll probably decide to buy a bada 2.0 device then one running older software.
Also Samsung will slowly stop producing the older Wave devices.
So the long waiting can be good for commercial reasons but not for the true Bada users.
Something which Apple and Google take on from a whole different approach.
Unfortunately both companies are legends in software bussiness and Samsung is just not there yet.
When will Bada 2.0 arrive in your oppinion?
Looking back at all expectation and info leaks we think its safe to say it will arrive Q1 2012.
And yes thats almost a full year after the announcement.
Samsung states Bada 2.0 will roll out for the following devices:
Wave, Wave II, Wave 723 ,Wave 578 and Wave 575.
Published by DannyD19 December 201119:01Link 16 comments Share
Good review about this problem!
Hewell | 19 December 2011 at 19:08
waiting not problem for bada users as you said we waited long time
maybe samsung can do us a favor and develop android os to wave series.
jackpott | 19 December 2011 at 19:09
As a “Wave I” user (from the very begining) I waited patiently and tried to understand Samsung, but the honest truth is that they failed. Another sad truth is that more and more users are going to drop their wave’s for android or wp.
Samsung seems to fail to understand its users and focuses only on market and selling devices without taking care of them after.
I saw a movie yerstarday and one character said that “Without loyalty you’re nothing! Nothing! We appreciate a man over his word rather than his skills, because without the word you cannot trust him in delivering the skills”. Well put that to Samsung, we were loyal for the bada 1.0 software, we helped it expand, but when Samsung didn’t respect its own word than you cannot appreciate them anymore, no more loyalty for Samsung, and by no more loyalty it means Samsung because nothing! Nothing without its customers.
Florin | 19 December 2011 at 19:12
Going to sell my Wave2 tomorrow and will get something else fortunately some one is there to buy my Wave2!
Afzalzada | 19 December 2011 at 19:15
Oh my God….. That’s terrible news, Samsung seems really sucky after all. It’s clear by your sayings that they need new software managers, and quickly, before more users realize that and Samsung loses its credibility with Bada.
Bada is such a good OS, I really hate it being pushed back by stupid and poorly educated Samsung managers.
PS. Business unfortunately always puts “collars” on technology and designers, never leaving them to freely develop the science to its full potential. That’s a fact, and it’s going to be frowned upon by future generations.
stathismes | 19 December 2011 at 19:17
I’m afraid Samsung will dump Bada to trash in the near future. They are secretly in the development of Meee-gooo. Search and find.
2012 Q1 can easily be Q4….I lost my interest in Bada 2….
theconqueror | 19 December 2011 at 19:25
I didnt realize it would go like this.. after the google-motorola incident i thought bada is going to rock . but it looks like samsung still trust google!!!!!
shuhailnp | 19 December 2011 at 19:30
thanks a lot .
hero355 | 19 December 2011 at 19:44
Ha-ha-ha! Samsung promotes free sales MP7, played a Korean friends.
I never buy more bada …., and my friends and acquaintances (I has saved them from this error:))))
lancia | 19 December 2011 at 22:02
I want to sell may wave 2 and I will never buy any samsung product in future. Sumsung is a company that never respect its custumers. Look apple or android and look bada users. If someone read this never buy a bada and samsung. We are wating Bada 2.0 but they are kidding with us
syastikcilar | 19 December 2011 at 22:13
Samsung doing bit wrong. They had a chance to learn from Google, Apple and Nokia how they treat with their customers. But pushing people to wait for a year it’s a way to much.
I put my Wave on a shelf about two month ago. And you know, I didn’t miss it at all. Symbian Belle does job just excellent.
Good luck people.
blacis | 19 December 2011 at 22:46
I want to sell may wave 1 and I will never buy any samsung product in future.
Sumsung is a company that never respect its custumers.
Look apple or android and look bada users.
If someone read this never buy a bada and samsung.
We are wating Bada 2.0 but they are kidding with us
i am with you : syastikcilar
samking21 | 19 December 2011 at 23:09
I have been loyal to Samsung products for almost 10 years. But now I’m feeling like someone is betraying me, laughing at me.
We are looking for the future and so we must to be sure about our choices. Unfortunatelly i did mine wrong. No more Bada Phones to me. That’s the truth!
thiagomaia10 | 19 December 2011 at 23:41
no more bada phones!!! Samsung we hate you u loose many customers. Gl all
franek28041989 | 20 December 2011 at 00:32
Lets focus on Android OS for Wave. With android we can put at least some nice apps on the phone. I’m tired of waiting for Bada 2.0. After the Q1/2012 when they come up with Bada 2.0 we have wait another year again before changes will take place.
pula123 | 20 December 2011 at 01:37
The BADA2.0 will come after we bought another BRAND of cellphone because of frustration…
We’re the true customers here, begging you for a very long time…
Too late samsung-bada…..
wffarrel | 20 December 2011 at 01:37
You can't compare vivid to this phone because vivid is way too expensive try search Sony Ericson Neo-V, simple, cheap & ready for ICS-4.0
Heres A Good Alternative TO this Phone Htc vivid guys see the specs for your`ll self it even has adobe flash something this crappy wave lacks
Hi, i am using Wave(S8500) for more than 1year, with the recent 1.2 DDKH1 update, there has been some problems. From the very next day of upgrade, the phone got switched off automatically but that stopped after few days, but since 4-5 days, its again the same, it gets switched off every now & then, when i lock it & then unlock it after some time, it just dont operate, and then it appears that its already switched off. It has happen many times & now i am irritated, also after i switch it on again, the battery either fully discharged or is decreased to one bar, after some time it increases automatically without charging.
Guys, is this a software problem or Hardware, please let me know & help me.
This is urgent...
RaYYaN, 18 Dec 2011I sold this phone after using more than one year... for me it was a good phone but i must say ... moreI still prefer my Laptop to be fully equipped than on my cellphone... and that's only my opinion and preference. There's no reason for me to complain much on my Wave since it is doing good for the last 1 yr & 7 months.
nick, 19 Dec 2011its a good phone but bada os fails badly on market and the keyboard is actually for kids..i th... moreIt's the Users or the Viewers on this phone who give the ratings mainly. GSMarena is just simply counting on the votes on their website on every phone they have........Careful bro!
its a good phone but bada os fails badly on market and the keyboard is actually for kids..i think gs marena over ratted this cell phone
ls, 18 Dec 2011N95 has 150% of wave's speed in what respect? :D:o isn't it quite simple, straight n clear that i was talking abt internet speed? I said wave2, not wave.
Love this phone, so compact, simple and powerful. Not really a smartphone like Android, but for me who uses it for calling, sms, camera and video recorder and a few games, it is the best. Loudspeaker is very good too.
I sold this phone after using more than one year... for me it was a good phone but i must say Bada OS really lacks good features like android ... Infact Bada have no match with Android... Now Im really enjoying Samsung Galaxy S2 in white with Updated Android version 2.3.6 ...
magnum44pi, 16 Dec 2011I seem to having wonderful experience with this handset S8500. I have tried most of the apps t... moreLol.....sounds like an exception. I have seen bada forums where people are cursing themselves for opting wave. And general sentiment stands as, "oh bada! Never agn!" Rubbish internet speed. On same netwk my n95 gives me 150% wave2's speed. Wave2 has horrible gps locking, making navigation almost unusable. Those HD games are age old, n most of us had completed them off on ios or android much b4 wave2 was launched. Browser cant download even rar or zip. No call management tool. Virtually the waves are overpriced mp4/etc video player. Thats it.
magnum44pi, 16 Dec 2011I seem to having wonderful experience with this handset S8500. I have tried most of the apps t... moregr8 dude..
after using Wave 1, u r still waiting for the next version !!!
no offence.. just came as a surprise to me
I seem to having wonderful experience with this handset S8500. I have tried most of the apps there are available for bada 1.2 in Kies. 10 home screens of apps and love them all. Waiting for wWve s8600 but will also hang onto my Wave S8500, as no hanging or freezing problems and battery also lasts 4 days, downloading e-mail,listening to music, watching videos and installed apps on 32 Gb MicroSD card. Wave rocks!!!! No other phone has excellent features. Excellent resolution, music is great to listen and HD games are available to play.
The New Samsung phone Thats Just Been Released Is Already Getting An Update So all You Wave Users Have Been Suckers For Punishment Never Again Will I Be Buying A Samsung Product So Much For Bada 2.0 What A Waste The Wave Has Died
Arun, 19 Jul 2011Can i make skype calls from this phone? Whats the current price and where can i download skype from?download skype in s8500 wave mobile?how?