Samsung Bada has been quietly gaining followers, while it was never destined to be a true rival to Android or iOS it's a testament to Samsung's ethos that the OS is still going strong.
Bada 2.0 is now available for developers in SDK form after Samsung confirmed the second itteration of the operating system would be seeing the light of day.
Riding off the success of their high-end non-Android Wave series Bada went from being a glitchy and unreliable operating system for Samsung's lower-end models. With one of the fastest processors available at the time and easily the best screen on a phone before the iPhone 4, the Wave instantly drew in punters who were happy to overlook the lack of Android.
Bada 2.0 sees the operating system take a step into the future, with WiFi Direct, Near Field Communication technology and the ability to multi-task, they've also thrown in some nifty voice recognition technology to boot. The new OS will be seen appearing in the next collection of Wave phones which Samsung are hoping will imitate the success of their original siblings.