Samsung has admitted to having plans for launching a Windows 8 based Galaxy series phone in October after announcing their discontinuation of all Windows Phone 7.5 updates to the present line of Windows Phone handsets.
Samsung To Launch High-End Apollo Windows Phone Device By October
Apollo is the codename for Windows Phone 8 or so it is rumored. Samsung has confirmed that they are planning to launch a high-end smartphone in the Galaxy series that will be using the next major version of Windows Phone. This comes within weeks of the company announcing their decision to discontinue their existing Windows Phone handset, most of which are running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The future Windows 8 Apollo phone will be launched in the month of October apparently.
This is indeed good news for those who like the Samsung Galaxy series and are also eyeing Windows Phone at the same time. As a radically different platform from Android and iOS (Apple), Windows Phone has attracted quite a bit of attention from the consumer. And with Nokia’s Lumia phones seeing a slow but steady success, the buzz around it is growing.
Microsoft has also played its part in trying make Windows Phone popular but right it has quieted things down in preparation for the big Windows 8 reveal. There’s anticipation on the market about the possibilities of this release. Since Windows 8 is designed to run on every kind of device, there’s word on the street that Microsoft will be releasing the next version of Windows Phone right along side Windows 8. In fact, they may be part of the same package and the lines that distinguish them might be blurred.
The upcoming Galaxy S3 from Samsung is already big news with its 4.8inch full 1080p HD display and 16:9 aspect ratio, Quad-Core processor, 2GB RAM and an ultrathin ceramic case. If there’s any company right now that can make a high-end Windows Phone stand out, it is definitely Samsung.