Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will be building Windows Phone 8 devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets

Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will be building Windows Phone 8 devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets
Microsoft said its hardware partners for Windows Phone 8 will include Nokia (of course), but also Samsung, HTC and Huawei. Qualcomm Snapdragon will be the silicon of choice, meaning that we will probably see dual-core phones with Snapdragon S4 being predominant in the Windows Phone 8 universe.

WP 8 will be available at once in 180+ countries and in 50 languages, further expanding the global reach of the platform. All software updates will be guaranteed for at least 18 months, and if you get a more powerful device probably further. 

Unfotunately that doesn't include existing Windows Phone Mango handsets, which will get a more stripped down version that includes the new visual candy like resizable and free-moving tiles, but not apps like Wallet Hub, since they just don't have NFC, and so on.

Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei will be building Windows Phone 8 devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets

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18 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Pending Partners : Sony (very very unsure) : LG : Asus : ZTE Who else?

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Samsung!!!!! Which needs too make a 5'3" super AMOLED W8 beast !! This is the only way, I'll think of switching from my galaxy note :-)

15. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

LG is also doubtful.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

windows phone summit 2012 made my day, huge improvement jump.....a tough competitor to ice-cream sandwich and ios 6.....great work.......

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hmm i thk NOKIA was holding back the sales bacause of this WP* release

4. Vaidya

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

better if it had included other chipsets

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i like that they've only chosen one chipset to roll with but i wish it was something better like an OMAP5 or something.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd take a nice HTC WP8 handset myself. o:

6. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Software updates guaranteed for 18 months. Promising.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If i was Samsung or HTC i would drop Windows phone (just saying). until they drop their law suit against Android OS

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

with qualcom already having suppy issues was that really the best choice? maybe its because they are short on lte options. my guess is that we will see more chips down the road as the A15 exynos and OMAP launch.

12. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

By quarter 4 I believe Qualcom should be able to supply the chips; especially that I think by that time other manufacturers would have their A15 chips out!

11. Jericho unregistered

No Lg! WELL will have to go with Samsung. Koreans FTW.

13. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

samsung ominia s/note,htc one w,nokia lumia 615/715/815/810 and huawei ascend w.

14. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

good thing i was holding back on buying WP7.5 which cannot be upgradeable to WP8 as announced. Will just wait for the new release of next gen WP version 8 soon....

16. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

hoooohoooo.. the device in the article looks like a Galaxy Nexus.. hehe.. Samsung Galaxy Windows..

17. imran_khan0786

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Nokia+pureview+wp8=superb and sucess device. Nokia and window get the share. That is why Nokia hold the sale.

18. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nokia is the king of Windows Phones... =D PureView Pro + Rich Recording + Windows Phone 8 + Dual Core = EPIC WIN~!

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