Samsung planning to release a Windows 8 phone in October


The Samsung Focus was arguably the best device in the early lineup of Windows Phone 7 phones (even despite its flaws), but since this first attempt Samsung has been fairly quite on the Windows Phone front. Instead, they have been working more with Android, and releasing high-end Android devices seemingly every other month.

However, the company hasn't forgotten about Windows Phone, they are simply waiting on Microsoft. Samsung has just confirmed that they will be releasing Windows Phone smartphones this year, but are waiting for Windows 8 to come out instead of releasing their smartphones with Windows Phone 7. Tiwaneese sources also claim that Samsung's first Windows 8 (Windows Phone Appolo) smartphone will be released in October, which fits in with a leaked Windows 8 release schedules.

Details on the device are scarce, but rumor has it that the smartphone will feature a 4.3-inch WVGA display and be headed to AT&T's 4G LTE network. It is also likely that whatever Samsung releases will have a dual-core processor, as dual-core support is one of Windows 8's main features.Other than that, it is expected to go up against the likes of the Lumia 900, but with the added bonus of running Windows 8. 

Samsung makes some of the best smartphones around, and Windows 8 has the potential to be just as great if paired with the right hardware. If this Galaxy Note running Windows 8 is any kind of indication of what Samsung will put out, then I am already excited to see what the company releases this October.

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One thought on “Samsung planning to release a Windows 8 phone in October

  • Microsoft has to try harder than their competitors, they need to make people that bought their products happy. While they may or may not be confirming anything, it’s pretty much a given that everyone with WP7 will get the upgrade, infact it doesn’t makes sense that they wouldn’t if they want to maintain Windows as the prevailant OS. Your desktop, your tablet your phone will be running Windows 8, and since they aren’t as mainstream as Android, yes, they’ll updated their older phones.


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