Those who thought Samsung has no more interest in Windows Phone devices, they should know that Samsung is currently working with Microsoft to bring a couple of Windows Phone 8 Apollo devices sometime later this year. ePrice has recently noted that, Samsung Taiwan is preparing Windows Phone devices to release before the end of the year. The news also becomes stronger with the report of “Matt Brum”, head of product management at Samsung. He said that, the company is very much still focusing on Windows and still have products in that area. He also claimed that, they are committed to delivering Microsoft’s products going forward. There are also some recent rumors to confirm this; the company is probably planning to introduce three new WP devices this year, from which two would be running on Windows Phone 8 Apollo operating system.
Samsung’s Taiwanese division has confirmed that, they are going to skip release of Mango devices and decided to jump to Windows Phone 8 Apollo platform. To answer the question “why”, Matt Brum said that Mango was not really meet the requirements of high end devices, so they decided to go Windows Phone 8. We can say this is somehow clarifying that, the company is intend to come out with few Windows Phone 8 flagships. Those Windows Phone 8 Apollo based devices will hit the market in the second half of this year. But the company seems to come up with a LTE-capable Mandel SGH-i667 before the release of those Apollo based devices. Mandel SGH-i667 will be coming to AT&T with Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango) operating system and likely sport a 4.3-inch WVGA display.
Matt Brum has also reported that, the company will be coming with more products and will hit market with right price points. Unfortunately there are currently no detail specs of those WP8 devices but they’re expected to reveal once Microsoft discloses the hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8 Apollo devices. So these Apollo based devices are not going to hit market before October and likely Microsoft also has no chance to release any next version of its mobile OS before the period.
Here is bonus information for Samsung fans that, the company is not just the largest smartphone vendor (recently overtook Apple) in the world, but also become the largest one in mobile phone makers for the period by overtaking Nokia with around 92 million phones shipment, while Nokia have only 83 million.