Samsung has confirmed that it will delay the release of bada 2.0 until Q1 of 2012.
This news may sadden some of us, but I have no doubt that the wait will prove to be worthwhile. Having used the beta version of bada 2.0 for a while, I am amazed at the capabilities of the upgraded platform, but I am wary of the bugs that exist. Hopefully, the final version that will be released to all Wave users early next year will provide a hassle-free experience.
The update was originally due to be released sometime during Q4 of 2011.
bada 2.0 will bring many new features to the current Wave series including:
- Samsung Touchwiz 3.0
- Vlingo voice command app
- Better multi-tasking
- Swype input
- Live Panel
… and more.
The Wave 3 currently ships with bada 2.0 pre-installed. The new Wave smartphones also feature NFC capabilities supported by bada 2.0.