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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83 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Waiting for a lumia 1000

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Or the Lumia 2000

19. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Or better not talk about it?

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

67. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Troll just buzz off

29. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

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

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Hahaha LMFAO how so true+1 from me

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

38. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 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

54. faisal8708

Posts: 104; Member since: Nov 15, 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

64. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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...

68. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

To say many android was left without updates

83. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

75. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

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

72. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

82. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 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

84. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

21. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

and u r always fast to comment haha

2. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

78. papss unregistered

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Microsoft is jealous

27. windroid unregistered

Of what? ...tired of nonsense sentences.

63. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

because of the upcoming Tizen, genius !

73. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Who cares about WP8.9 Samsungs not interested!

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

25. windroid unregistered

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

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