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Google Wave officially dead as Google prepares to shut down

04/30, 5:00pm

Google Wave finally gets shutdown after weak adoption

As promised, Google has pulled the plug on its Google Wave online communications service. It launched in 2009 but never got off the ground, and development on the project stopped back in mid-2010. Support continued, however, due to the open-source nature of the undertaking.

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Samsung may open-source Bada to reduce dependence on Android

09/20, 8:35am

Samsung open-source of Bada may spark sales

Samsung is hoping to open-source its in-house Bada OS to avoid leaning too heavily on Android for its success, sources alleged early Tuesday. The OS behind the Wave 3 and its peers would be accessible to everyone in 2012 to encourage more support and make it a stronger platform. The company would also be hoping to see Bada used for Internet-aware TVs and end up competing with Google TV, WSJ's insider said.

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Samsung pulls Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA in Apple move [U]

09/03, 11:35am

Samsung drops all references to Tab 7.7 at IFA

(Update: confirmed Apple move) Samsung on Saturday suddenly pulled the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and all references to it from the IFA show floor. Along with removing demo units, the company has been hiding some references with curtains and pulling decals that refer to it by name. In a podcast, Netbook News noted that the Android tablets had been replaced with Wave 3 units.

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Samsung intros Bada-based Wave 3, Wave M, Wave Y

08/30, 12:05am

Samsung Wave 3, M, Y unveil early

Samsung confirmed part of its IFA launch plans early Tuesday with the launch of three Bada 2.0-running smartphones. The Wave 3 headlines the group with a four-inch Super AMOLED screen like the Galaxy S, a 1.4GHz processor, 14.4Mbps HSPA for 3G, and a five-megapixel camera. Although it has an aluminum body, it weighs a light 0.27 pounds, and it ships with the new ChatON messaging along with Wi-Fi Direct support.

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Samsung launches Bada 2 SDK

08/25, 5:05pm

Samsung Bada 2 SDK out with HTML 5, more

Samsung has just announced the release of bada 2.0 SDK (Software Development Kit) for developers. The software can be used to create apps for devices like the just-leaked Wave 3 smartphone. It includes multitasking, HTML5 and a new advertising engine that includes in-app ads.

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Samsung app leaks Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Note, Wave 3

08/25, 11:55am

Samsung slips IFA device plans in own app

Samsung unintentionally spoiled its own plans for the IFA show in Berlin with graphics hidden inside its official Samsung Unpacked app (Android Market). References confirmed a new-generation seven-inch Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, as well as a Wave 3 running the latest version of Bada. A mysterious Galaxy Note has also been spotted, although whether it's a tablet, a phone, or even a smartbook isn't evident.

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Samsung roadmap shows phone with 720p screen, Ice Cream

08/11, 12:40pm

Samsung i9250 may get 4.7in 720p screen, Android 4

An uncommon Lithuanian leak of a Samsung roadmap for the latter part of 2011 may have given out plans for a handful of future, very advanced phones. The i9250 seen by Mobili Linija would be Samsung's first-ever phone using Ice Cream Sandwich (possibly Android 4.0) and would have a larger screen to match, carrying a 4.65-inch display with an unprecedented 1280x720 (720p) resolution.

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SamsungDive is a counterpart to Apple's Find My iPhone

07/25, 4:30pm

SamsungDive stolen phone service in UK, Germany

Samsung is following in the footsteps of RIM by introducing a rival to Apple's Find My iPhone app that will help users find their smartphones or tablets when lost or stolen. According to PocketNow, SamsungDive will allow users to remotely control the functions of the device in question. It is currently available for the Android-powered Galaxy S II, Galaxy S and Wave smartphones along with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 tablets.

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Samsung Apps hits 100m downloads, eclipsed by Angry Birds

03/24, 12:10pm

Samsung App store gets 100m downloads

Samsung announced on Thursday that its Samsung Apps mobile and TV application store has seen 100 million downloads since the service launched in June. This milestone was reached in 10 months, and the store now offers more than 13,000 apps for the company's hardware offerings. In comparison, Angry Birds series reached the 100 million mark earlier this month, on the 14th, though the game is offered in many title and across multiple platforms, including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and more.

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Samsung Wave moves to LCD, partly backs Apple AMOLED rumors

10/04, 11:00am

Samsung Wave B8530 drops AMOLED for LCD

Samsung today fueled rumors of Apple using AMOLEDs by unveiling a new version of the Wave with an LCD. The Wave II B8530 is virtually identical on the inside with a 1GHz processor, a five-megapixel camera and Bluetooth 3.0 but uses a 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD in place of the original's 3.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. The Bada OS-based phone ships to Europe in November for 429 euros ($587).

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Apple squeezing Samsung AMOLEDs, forcing switch to LCDs?

09/30, 3:25pm

Apple rumored hurting Samsung AMOLED phone stock

A tentative rumor today asserts that Apple has been buying Samsung's AMOLED display supply in a move that would trigger a part switch for Samsung's own phones. Well-known Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin claimed that Apple had bought virtually all of Samsung's Super AMOLED stock for 2011, leaving it with no choice but to switch to LCD for the Galaxy S and Wave. The Korean company is fulfilling carrier contract orders but has allegedly stopped retail deliveries from December onwards.

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Samsung Wave 723 packs Bada, built-in leather flip cover

08/30, 4:10pm

Samsung intros Wave 723 with Bada

Samsung grew its fledgling Bada-based phone line today by launching the Wave 723. Although a step below the original Wave with a 3.2-inch LCD instead of the more exotic Super AMOLED, it stands out through a unique leather flip cover built into the body itself to protect the phone's screen. Many other features have ported over, including the still-rare 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as the five-megapixel camera with flash.

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Samsung Bada SDK exits beta, allows remote testing

08/25, 1:05pm

Samsung Bada SKD out of Beta, brings remote tests

Samsung's software developer kit (SDK) for its Bada mobile operating system has now exited its beta test phase and is in version 1.0. Registered developers can get more information on and download the latest SDK from the developer site. The new build brings with it the ability to remotely test the software on other devices.

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Samsung Wave reaches North America through Bell, Rogers

07/08, 3:40pm

Samsung Wave now at Bell and Rogers in Canada

The Samsung Wave smartphone, complete with its Super AMOLED display and Bada operating system, is now shipping at Canadian providers Bell and Rogers. At Bell, it costs $30CAD ($29) on a three-year contract, or $300CAD ($288) contract free. At Rogers, it's significantly more expensive, at $100CAD ($96) on a three-year term or $475CAD ($456) contract-free. The expected July 8 release at Bell was confirmed with this announcement.

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Leak shows Bell carrying Samsung Wave on July 8

06/24, 10:00am

Bell to get Bada-powered Samsung Wave on July 8

A leak from Canadian wireless provider Bell reveals that the Samsung Wave will arrive there on July 8. Originating from BGR, the leak also reveals that retail pricing will be confirmed on June 28, as for now it reads $300 CAD ($287) for any length of contract. The phone will be the first to sport Samsung's new Bada operating system.

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Samsung intros Wave 2, Wave 2 Pro phones with Bada

06/15, 11:35am

Samsung adds two lower cost Bada phones

Samsung took advantage of the CommunicAsia event today to add two new phones using its in-house Bada OS. The Wave 2 and Wave 2 Pro (S5250 and S5330) are lower-cost alternatives to the Wave flagship that use smaller 3.2-inch LCDs instead of a 4-inch Super AMOLED, three-megapixel cameras, and drop 3G. They still have 802.11n Wi-Fi for faster wireless and carry GPS, Bluetooth and microSDHC slots; the Pro adds a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

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Samsung to spend more than $113m on mobile software

02/19, 5:25pm

Backs goal of tripling smartphone sales from '09

Choi Jee-sung, Samsung's chief executive officer, told reporters at Mobile World Congress that the company's investment for mobile device software would exceed last year's total of $113 million. The world's second largest mobile phone manufacturer plans to gain market share in the smartphone segment with a revised marketing strategy that emphasizes content, apps and services. The company expects to bring its app store to 50 countries this year and has released a software development kit for its quasi-open source Bada operating system.

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Samsung Wave to be first Bada phone

02/12, 3:10pm

First Samsung Bada phone to be called the Wave

Samsung's first promised Bada handset will be called the Wave, according to the billboards advertising this fact at the location of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. The device is a flat full-touch phone with unknown specs. No real specs are yet confirmed about the Wave but it will have a full touchscreen interface, as expected.

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Dell shipping Samsung SSDs with full disk encryption

04/16, 4:55pm

Samsung SSDs with FDE

What is being touted as an industry-first by the parties involved, Samsung in conjunction with Wave Systems on Thursday announced it has released the first solid state drives (SSDs) with integrated hardware encryption through Dell. The SSDs automatically encrypt information as it's being saved to the drive for securing data. Each of the new drives is bundled with Wave's Embassy management software. The drives will be initially offered in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.

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iRiver Wave phone launches ahead of schedule

12/01, 12:25pm

iRiver Wave launches early

Korea's ReignCom, which makes iRiver-branded personal media players, has released its first cellphone in its home market ahead of the promised March 2009 launch. The iRiver Wave handset sports a 3-inch, 480x272 touchscreen that is capable of recognizing handwriting and will connect to the Internet via its built-in Wi-Fi connection or over wireless data networks, provided by exclusive carrier KT. The handset will also support VoIP calling to reduce airtime costs. Initially, the Wave will be offered in just ten iRiver stores in Korea.

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