Samsung rumored to abandon Windows Phone, push bada

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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63 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Peter go!

11. Bashok

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

LOL i wanna see his comment!

12. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

22. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

27. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

we will

52. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

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

69. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol...this is true... Maybe he knew, knows something we didnt, dont.

41. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Thanks : )

34. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

65. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

LOL..ah..the same routine :P

73. Life unregistered

Then people will ditch Samsung.

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Anyway they should buy webos and merge it with bada.

7. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

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

13. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

4. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Who cares? Samsung make crappy hardware anyways..

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

They have the best hardware spec wise just terrible software.

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.

35. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

62. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

29. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 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

31. dionddc

Posts: 129; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

^ Android user?

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

9. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

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

36. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

40. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Edit, this answer is to gallito.

68. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

56. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

WebOS, WebOS, WebOS!!!!

23. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

you really are just plain stupid

6. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

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

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