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Microsoft prepping Windows Phone 9 with the help of Nokia, HTC and Qualcomm, no Samsung mentioned

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Microsoft prepping Windows Phone 9 with the help of Nokia, HTC and Qualcomm, no Samsung mentioned

Not that it would come as any surprise, but Microsoft is already working on the next major Windows Phone 9 version, a job listing reveals. WP9 is expected to hit devices old and new in time for the holiday shopping craze

We know about Microsoft's Windows Blue project, but that seems to be aimed at ironing out the win 8/RT kinks, rather than bring WP convergence of sorts, so no hints so far on specific new features in Windows Phone 9 have been given.

The big story here is that in the job listing only Nokia, HTC and Qualcomm are mentioned to have provided reference devices, while Samsung seems to be left out of the equation. Given that Samsung actually identifies Android now, and is also developing its own Tizen OS, that omission might be the law of the land for Windows Phone 9 devices.

source: MSFTKitchen via WMPU

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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:56 20

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Windows Phone 9? Oh my god, Microsoft is fast.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:05 21

5. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Waiting for a lumia 1000

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:30 2

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Or the Lumia 2000

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:38 4

19. valapsp (Posts: 557; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Or better not talk about it?

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:40 5

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


...or the 'Good', un-patented, trademark-free, copyright-free troll version 6.351.60

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 14:26

67. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Troll just buzz off

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:06 3

29. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


and all the current wp8 lumia devices will be abandoned just like the wp7 devices ;)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:11 1

31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hahaha LMFAO how so true+1 from me

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:17 4

32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


are u serious u think MS is dumb as you are i dont think so by the way

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:27 3

38. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


nokia abandoned all their wp7 devices after wp8 was announced. they just gave them a cr@ppy update which allowed them to make smaller tiles and that's it LOL

shhhh no tears, only dreams now

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 12:18 11

54. faisal8708 (Posts: 104; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Nokia didnt abandon old lumia they r still providin firmware updates and nokia exclusive apps which were released for WP8.

So do some research before u start cryin like a bitch

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 13:37 5

64. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Nokia abandoned WP7.x devices because WP7 is a completely different OS (Windows CE), and can't run any of the new WP8 software...

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 14:28 1

68. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


To say many android was left without updates

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:08

83. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


you have 0 knowledge about the difference so shutup and go back to android hole

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 15:55

75. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


cant you read that current phones that have wp8 will be updated to the next generation of the OS

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 14:55

72. Pings (Posts: 303; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


WP7 was a fail, WP8 is a fail, now you're going to have to wait for WP9. lol...

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 22:57 2

82. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Have you ever use one of WP? I used many android phones already but i feel not interesting. I'd better use Nokia 808 instead of Android phone. Lumia lineup is a popular family of Nokia. i hope you try it first then say it again

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:11 2

84. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


no it wasnt fail wp8 is sucess who said its not see the growth of WP8 its still on rise
but if u expected it rise like 50% in one year u be dreamer no thinker android only got quick start since there was not anything else there to compete IOS was only for rich nerds
wp have competetion if u think in real life even the ultimate OS cant grow as u expect in now a days

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:39 2

21. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


and u r always fast to comment haha

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:56 4

2. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)


oh no! what will samsung do without windows phone 9? how will they survive?!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:59 4

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


maybe Nokia and HTC complained that Samsung will "Samsung" microsoft as well

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 17:22 2

78. papss (unregistered)


Or maybe m$ put quality restrictions on on phones and SS didn't make the cut

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:04 3

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Maybe they didn't test Windows Phone 9 on Samsung yet, don't worry. If Samsung don't have Windows Phone 9 devices, Samsung still have Android. So don't worry.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:27 1

13. tech2 (Posts: 3482; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Microsoft is jealous

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:57 7

27. windroid (unregistered)


Of what?

...tired of nonsense sentences.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 13:35

63. tech2 (Posts: 3482; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


because of the upcoming Tizen, genius !

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 15:11

73. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hush and tizen is only going to be available in Asia and is an updated bada....because that sold well (sarcasm)

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:33 6

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Who cares about WP8.9 Samsungs not interested!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:44 13

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Shoo...vamoose!
You don't have to be here...go watch the heavy advertisements of the s4.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:55 5

25. windroid (unregistered)


Better say: samsung does not have a change againist Nokia.

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