Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 12th Mar 2011 12:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Although the phone market is quite healthy at the moment, some parts of it are less healthy than others. In particular, the situation in the mid-end range isn't particularly stellar. The stagnation and scheduled death of Symbian and Blackberry OS, while their successors seem to mostly target the high-end market, only leaves Samsung's bada as a healthy mid-end phone OS at the moment. In this article series, I'm going to have an in-depth look at this OS, and see how well it performs in practice on some mid-end hardware which it has been designed to power, the Wave 533.
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RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa
by Dryhte on Sat 12th Mar 2011 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by t3RRa"
Dryhte
Member since:
2008-02-05

"Anyway, back to the topic, I also would really like to get to the software part soon since I have not yet encountered with bada operating system which rasterman of Enlightenment has worked on GUI part.

Second part on overall UI is close to completion, I have left to write a big chunk of text on keyboard input, and also something about battery life. I have some other things to do this WE but it should probably be out somewhere in the beginning of next week ;)
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I'm very interested too. I have an Android phone, and even though I'm kinda happy with android as a whole, I was very much tempted by Samsung's Wave (the first) which I found very pretty. I just didn't dare spring so much money for a phone with an unknown OS.

It's a pity you can't compare the two OS's.

What I'd also like to know is, how long the battery lasts for you (average use). Is it easy to get more than two days of use with 3G on all the time (or even only during the day)? I have the feeling that Android drinks a lot of juice just by itself, without any apps running...

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RE[3]: Comment by t3RRa
by Neolander on Sat 12th Mar 2011 16:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Can't tell, there's no 3G on this phone. But it lasts a bit more than 3 days of everyday use for me. Said everyday use is heavy texting (>1000/month) and infrequent mail checking/reading/management and web browsing, mostly on Wi-Fi. I also use my phone as a personal organizer. Screen brightness is kept relatively low, as I prefer to save battery and find some dark place when things become unreadable.

Considering that this phone has no ambient light sensor and a pretty large screen, I find it relatively impressive. My usage patterns keep screen and keyboard backlight frequently on, and for similar use my Nokia E63 (smaller screen, no touch layer, ambient light sensor, transflective screen, less powerful vibration) lasts a bit more than 4 days.

Hope this helps.

Edited 2011-03-12 16:42 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by t3RRa
by Dryhte on Sat 12th Mar 2011 19:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by t3RRa"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

thanks, that seems to be decent.

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RE[3]: Comment by t3RRa
by Neolander on Sat 12th Mar 2011 22:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Oh, and in the same forum thread, something which might be of interest to you, as it refers to the handset you were interested in (Wave):

"For the Samsung Wave [the higher end bada phone], 2 hours of WiFi per day, 2 hours of GPRS, about 90 mins of calling per day means you need to charge once in about 2 or so days."

Edited 2011-03-12 22:47 UTC

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