Samsung confirms Windows Phone 8 coming by year's end with elements of Windows 8
Samsung can certainly be labeled as a company with much more invested in Android than Windows Phone, but the company has reiterated its resolve to support Microsoft's mobile OS and has confirmed some suspicions about the next big update to Windows Phone 8.
We have heard rumors for a while that Windows Phone 8 (codenamed Apollo) will be released in Q4 of this year, but Samsung confirmed that WP8 will be hitting by the end of the year. Samsung also said that WP8 will "increase the compatibility of the platform", which is somewhat vague, but we're hoping that means that we'll see an increase in supported hardware, possibly meaning higher-resolution screens, multi-core processors and maybe new form factors.
Samsung is also quite excited about the "convergence" that it sees as part of WP8, saying that it intends to leverage its position as a manufacturer of phones, tablets and PCs in order to make the most of the integration that Microsoft is building between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Samsung has been relatively quiet on the Windows Phone front recently, but it is planning WP8 tablets and phones for the end of the year.