With the Samsung Galaxy S3 expected to be announced in a matter of weeks and the vast number of Samsung’s lineup already utilising Android as its mobile OS of choice, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s little room for much else, but Samsung is already talking of plans elsewhere in their mobile lineup.
It appears that the company wants to remain ahead of the curve by announcing at least one device this year which will launch running Windows Phone 8 (Apollo), as has been confirmed by Samsung Taiwan as reported by Unwired View. Samsung was in fact one of the first mobile manufacturers to adopt Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform when it launched back in late 2010 with the Samsung Omnia 7.
The first build of Windows Phone 8, dubbed ‘Apollo’ is expected to launch around October time this year, nearly 2 years on from the original OS’s release. As such, Samsung has a small window with which to produce the yet unknown device, but chances are the process is already well underway.
Although current Windows Phone devices are slowly receiving updates to Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Tango’, Windows Phone 8 is going to offer a deeper experience than any available now. Microsoft services such as Skype and SkyDrive will see deeper integration alongside greater control for mobile manufacturers and developers, a lack of flexibility being one of the key criticisms of Windows Phone in its current form.
We’ll bring you more news of Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’ when we get it.