Hi, I'm the owner of an Italian blog about the bada OS.
Few hours ago we had noticed from Samsung Italy that the bada 2.0 update will not be released before March-April 2012, and this happened just few days after they released a roadmap of updates in which the said they were going to start updates in December 2011.
This was a really bad news for all the bada users, not only for Italian users. I'm a blogger and I can feel the reactions that are growing in users against Samsung in this hours.
That's not a good marketing strategy. Users are really demotivated from bada in this moments and are really motivated to change OS and sell their own Wave. In this moments also developers are demotivated, with this clime people will never buy a smartphone bada and they will never have customers to sell their own applications. At the same time old Wave's owners can't buy applications for bada 2.0 and all the good things made in this period will be useless: bada will lose users and so will also lose developers. We know that bada is a good system and in last weeks also developers are looking at it but at the moment nobody of us can see a long future for bada.
Users are frustrated -> developers are frustrated -> new potential owners will not buy bada devices -> all the community is frustrated.
I've created this petition to ask Samsung to start release the new firmware as soon as possible. We can't know all the marketing and commercial strategies or problems but know that the firmware is almost done: we have seen it. We can already use it on our devices. The only thing that remains to do is to release it in official ways, country by country.
If this is REALLY not possible for technical reasons we ask Samsung to be clear with us: let us have an official and definitive declaration of what's happening with this firmware so to allow people find trust in you again.
PS: If you don't want to release the firmware at least you have, in sign of respect for yours costumers, to let bada 2.0 apps available also for Wave 1 and 2 in Samsung Apps, not only for Wave 3. Doesn't matter if they can cause problem, we want them! We can't stay without apps for months again!
We really hope in a response from Samsung.
- Manuel, badablog.it