2010: Samsung Bada OS
Bada bing, bada boom. Realising that it’s getting too reliant on Google Android, Samsung attempted to break free with its own mobile operating system. Bada, meaning sea or ocean in Korean, was first introduced on the Samsung Wave. It tried to lure developers to release more apps on an untested and unheard of mobile operating system. Three years later, Bada folded into another operating system, Tizen. Never heard of it? Well, you should, especially since it’ll power the new Samsung Galaxy Gears.
Verdict: it tried, but failed to lord over iOS and Android.