Bada OS is a proprietary operating system for smartphones, developed by Samsung and presented in 2009. The first Bada phone – the Samsung Wave – was launched later on, in 2010.
Samsung uses Bada OS alongside Android OS and Windows Phone, but in 2012 the development of new smartphones using Bada has been quietly halted in favor of the more popular Android OS.
Samsung markets all Bada devices under the Wave brand name; similar to how all of their Android-powered devices are branded under the Galaxy name.
To foster adoption of Bada OS, since 2011 Samsung reportedly had considered releasing the source code under an open-source license, and expanding device support to include Smart TVs. Samsung announced in June 2012 intentions to merge Bada into the Tizen project, but would meanwhile use its own Bada operating system, in parallel with Google Android OS and Microsoft Windows Phone, for its smartphones.
On 25 February 2013, Samsung announced that it would stop developing Bada, moving development to Tizen instead. Bug reporting was finally terminated in April 2014.