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Samsung rumored to abandon Windows Phone, push bada

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Samsung rumored to abandon Windows Phone, push bada
We've already seen that Samsung is not going after WebOS, and is likely putting more effort behind bada to complement its staggering lineup of Android devices, and new rumors suggest that the company may also abandon the Windows Phone platform. While the rumors make sense, they don't have a lot of weight behind them right now. 

The rumors are coming from the Twitter feed of SamFirmware, a website dedicated to Samsung news and (not surprisingly) firmware for Samsung devices. Apparently, the rumor is that Samsung is going to stop supporting Windows Phone 7 by the end of 2012, and will likely only release one more WP7 device before pulling the plug.

There has been no comment by Samsung on the matter, but given the success of its Galaxy line of Android devices, it wouldn't be surprising to see Samsung drop WP7. Not to mention, there have been rumors that Samsung's hire of Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik was not a move made for his expertise in Android, but rather his expertise in Linux. The idea is that Samsung is going to create a Linux-based version of bada for release in the US, while keeping the current version of bada roaming the rest of the globe. 

We're not sure what exactly the truth is, but it's certain that Samsung is putting a lot of effort into software, and likely wants its own software platform alongside its Android offerings. So, unless WP7 explodes in popularity, we certainly wouldn't be surprised to see this rumor come true, and see Samsung drop WP7.

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posted on 11 Sep 2011, 20:51 17

1. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Peter go!

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:53 11

11. Bashok (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


LOL i wanna see his comment!

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:58

12. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


me to! He can reply to me so he is at the top. Your welcome peter you deserve the top spot.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 23:11 4

22. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh god u people... go worship him on badafans.sweden or something...

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 23:58

27. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


we will

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 06:20 2

52. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


Lol no, it's just that, he seems to be the only hardcore bada enthusiast who is so active on PA o.O

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 11:15

69. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol...this is true...

Maybe he knew, knows something we didnt, dont.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 03:10 2

41. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Thanks : )

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 02:05 3

34. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Good morning there.
See you've been wainting for med ; )
It seems the meaning of this is pretty straight forward...
Next, Samsung likely will be ditching Android

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 06:51 2

53. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


right on cue. :)

now we just need miz and taco to jump in with "iOS the best" nonsense and the day will be complete. lolol

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 09:26

65. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


LOL..ah..the same routine :P

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 10:36

73. Life (unregistered)


Then people will ditch Samsung.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 20:52 6

2. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Anyway they should buy webos and merge it with bada.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:35 3

7. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


you are the f**king man! Couldn't agree more

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 22:02 1

13. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


They could really develop bada if they do. With there hardware it could be really good.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:15 5

4. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Who cares? Samsung make crappy hardware anyways..

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:35 5

8. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


They have the best hardware spec wise just terrible software.

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:39 2

10. MrSix (unregistered)


Actually the Omnia 7 is built like a tank, shame we never got it in the US, I'd pay a little more for one over a Focus.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 02:09 1

35. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The omnia 7 had a very good build quality (the build quality reminded me very much of the wave phones. Both made of metal and glass).
In fact, since i was so unhappy with my Omnia ( not with the hardware, only the software, WP7) i did some durability tests before i threw it in the garbage bin.

And believe me it was durable !

I could wash it under running tap water, i could hammer it with a knife without it breaking. Only after i smashed the phone in the floor, and gave it a very powerfull hit with the sharpest point of the knife did the screen break. But the phone still worked : )

So i dunked it in water for 10 seconds, then the Omnia 7 went dead, and straight in the garbage bin.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:14

62. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


So, why does a durable omnia 7 deserve thumbs down ? : P

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 00:20 4

29. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


The best thing about Samsung phones are the screens. they got some of the most clearest screens ever but outside of that they phones feel cheap in the hand

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 01:24

31. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


^ Android user?

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:16 4

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


give it 2 years before they drop android..as well

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:37 1

9. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


lol not likely unless they pick up web OS... It could happen

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 02:09

36. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yeah, i say give it 2 years at the most. Maybe only 1 year.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 02:41

40. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Edit, this answer is to gallito.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 10:54 3

68. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


peter,
any time you agree with gallito, you know your wrong automatically. just saying.

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 07:56

56. Kjayhawk (Posts: 293; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


WebOS, WebOS, WebOS!!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 23:14 4

23. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


you really are just plain stupid

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:31 1

6. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 293; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


i, for once, will be very happy to buy a Linux based BADA...

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