The revamped OS will land in the form of Bada 2.0, and Samsung yesterday revealed a quick glimpse of what we can expect.
The first of its new features includes a revamped user interface, adding additional personalisation, layout management, animation effects and what Samsung have deemed as a “smart” homescreen. From here, users will also have access to improved security and multitasking.
It looks like Samsung are finally gearing up to take on Android with its home-brewed OS too, as Bada 2.0 will also support third-party social networking integration, push notifications and text to speech.
However, the most shocking of all the updates is support for NFC technology, which recently made its début on the Gingerbread-equipped Google Nexus S.
It will certainly be interesting to see the platform in action, although we’re not so convinced Bada 2.0 will be enough to rescue and otherwise forgettable OS. However, Samsung are projecting sales of over 10 millions within the next year, so it must have something special up its sleeve.
Samsung are yet to confirm whether older Bada devices will get upgraded from v1.2 to 2.0.