Samsung has announced that they are going to bring out Windows 8 phones later this year in October.
Samsung Plans To Launch Windows 8 Phone Later This Year
Samsung statement regarding the release of the Windows Phone has made at least one thing quite clear — Windows 8 is definitely releasing around the last quarter of this year. The news of this announcement comes from a Taiwanese news source and it says that the new handset will be codenamed “Apollo” the same name used to refer to the next version of Windows Phone. Also according to the report — it will be adding more performance parts such as a higher resolution display and a faster, quad-core processor.
The announcements regarding such a launch have been cautiously worded to avoid hinting at any specifics regarding the launch of the actual Windows 8 OS. Microsoft has been absolutely silent about their release schedule. Windows 8 is supposed to succeed Windows Phone 7.5 Mango but so far there have been no official hints about its release because it will be a single unified platform and hence is likely to launch all at once.
Samsung is looking to push out progressively more powerful devices as the time goes by and hence it is quite possible that the Windows Phone 8 handset they release will trump the existing series of Android-based Galaxy devices. It will definitely be more powerful than the single core based Windows Phone 7 and Windows phone 7.5 devices. The current iPhone sports a modified dual-core processor.
Features that were are likely to see in the Windows Phone 8 device include a microSD expansion slot for adding to the built in storage and NFC (Near Field Communication) chips. But the biggest feature has to be the seamless integration between all Windows 8 devices that include laptops, smartphones, tablets and desktops.
Since Samsung is also a PC and tablet manufacturer, the company could theoretically make a whole line of devices for the Windows 8 platform.