South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung seems set to expand even more the application development ecosystem its bada operating system enjoys at the moment, through attracting Symbian developers on its side.
The context seems favorable for both parties, that's for sure, with Nokia moving towards Windows Phone, and Symbian left behind.
According to Samsung
, its bada operating system could easily prove a great option for those developers of applications for the Symbian operating system that were affected by the recent Microsoft-Nokia partnership.
The handset vendor reportedly sent out an email to various Indian developers for Symbian, providing them with some links to resources to get started.
Here's what the said email reportedly included:
If you are a Symbian developer unhappy about Nokia’s recent announcements, and are hence looking for a new platform to showcase your talents, we say “Hello!” and “Welcom to bada!”
If you’re new to the bada development, or are moving your app from Symbian, we’d like to welcome you with the ‘Quick guide to bada development’.
In about 15 minutes, you can learn how to build your first bada app!
Undoubtedly, the Microsoft-Nokia deal made a lot of application developers
unhappy, while offering companies behind other mobile platforms out there reasons to rejoice.
Symbian is still the leader on the smartphone OS market, but it would soon be dethroned, as Nokia, its biggest (and only) supporter moves ahead to Windows Phone.
However, we should note that Samsung is not the only company to offer Symbian developers an alternative, as Nokia said it would try to make their transition to Windows Phone
as smooth as possible.
Google too announced a while ago that it would offer shelter to those Nokia employees who have been working on Symbian, and who would be given the pink slip.
As IDC noted in a recent report
, the deal between Nokia and Microsoft also offers other mobile platforms (specifically Android and iOS) the opportunity to attract Symbian users on their side.