Close to 75 percent of all smartphones purchased during the first quarter of 2013 run Google's Android mobile operating system, Gartner reports.
Samsung Electronics will sunset its Bada mobile operating system, merging it into the Linux-based Tizen software platform.
A Samsung Electronics executive speaking at the Mobile Future Forward conference here downplayed his company's role in the operating system wars and reiterated that Samsung's bada platform is primarily geared to low-end smartphones in Asia.
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam said Samsung Electronics could be a "dark horse" in the battle among smartphone ecosystems if it puts substantial resources behind its own platform.
Global sales of mobile phones slipped 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012, a decline blamed in part by mounting anticipation for Apple's not-yet-announced iPhone 5 and corresponding consumer disinterest in the current iPhone 4S model, according to new data issued by Gartner.
Mobile software developer interest in Research In Motion's BlackBerry operating system continues to erode, according to a new survey published by Baird Equity Research.
Samsung Electronics' new CEO reiterated the company's push to more firmly establish itself in the software realm as it seeks to fend off competition from the likes of Apple and other technology heavyweights.
Samsung Electronics has joined the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the open-source Linux operating system. Samsung signs on as a platinum member, paying $500,000 per year...
BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung Electronics plans to "significantly" increase investment in its bada smartphone operating system, pitching the platform as an alternative to Google's ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) Android.
Samsung confirmed it will not announce a successor to its flagship Galaxy S II Android smartphone later this month at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, squashing rumors to the