Android Port For Bada OS Revealed. Samsung Wave S8530 II Hacked To Boot Android.
Samsung most ambitious Bada Mobile OS featuring Wave Series of smartphones has bee hacked to run Android 2.2.1 (Froyo) by the guys from a Polish Forum Bada-world.pl. These Polish hackers have managed to boot the Samsung Wave S8500 with Android 2.2.1 ROM of Galaxy S – since both have same hardware.They have also released a video of Samsung Wave S8530 running Android 2.2.1 Froyo instead of Bada OS.
Dubbed as the AndroBada Project, The hackers claimed that it is an early stage development video as the phone boots and allows using Wi-Fi as well as GSM network. Since their efforts led to burning two bada phones, the further development would continue only when they buy a new handset.
As per the hackers, any app works except the widgets and themes. No other features are functional, and the bugs are need to be ironed out. The Wave S8500 carries the same 1GHz Hummingbird CPU found in the Galaxy S. Running Android on other OS running hardware isn t something new. We already know about the Android ported on iPhone 3G last year and the developments on the same project has been taking place at slow pace. It seems like this AndroBada Project might be just limited to Samsung.