Samsung, after unveiling its open mobile platform for touch screen-based mobile phones, bada, earlier this month, and launching a related web site, has confirmed the date of its December launch event to deliver the SDK: Dec. 8th. According to Samsung’s invitation, the event will take place at Vinopolis in London, and Dr. Hosco Lee, EVP and head of the Media Solution Center (MSC) at Samsung Electronics, will preside. An event in San Francisco is slated to follow the London launch.
Samsung’s bada will add to what is becoming heated competition among open mobile platforms, especially with Android gaining momentum. One big question surrounding bada is how ready developers will be to get behind it. It’s said to be a software layer, not a fully realized operating system, that would sit on top of Samsung’s proprietary operating system. That could raise questions among developers about how truly open it is. We’ll know more Dec. 8th (invitation below.)