Bada, Korean for ocean, is a platform for smartphones developed and maintained by Samsung, a multi-faceted, digital technology company. Bada is not open to other handset vendors in the same sense as Android, but it is open for developers to create applications for smartphones powered by Bada.
“The bada platform is kernel-configurable so that it can run either on the Linux kernel or real-time OS kernels, which makes bada applicable to a wider range of devices than any other mobile operating system. Samsung bada uses Eclipse and a GNU tool-chain, providing developers with a popular and extensible development environment.” Here’s a video introduction of the platform
Samsung Wave, the first smartphone powered by bada, will be available in the market place later this year. Here’s a video showcasing Wave at this year’s Mobile World Congress.