09-27-2014 12:28 PM
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  1. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    Hi guys, I just read this article and it makes me quite excited for the future of Windows.

    What are your personal thoughts? Whether you like Samsung or not, it's got to be a great boost for Windows.

    Microsoft CEO Meets Samsung Boss, Wants Windows to Replace Android - Softpedia
    09-24-2014 03:54 PM
  2. prasath1234's Avatar
    It could be great for wp but MS should allow samsung to customize their skin on os.which will not be accepted by ms.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-24-2014 04:00 PM
  3. Draconica5's Avatar
    "Samsung Ativ Note" with "Windows 9 Mobile" confirmed?
    09-24-2014 04:02 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I agree that getting Samsung to seriously get on board with WP would be a great thing for Microsoft, but I really doubt that Samsung is going to "switch" to Windows and leave Android. They simply have too many repeat buyers who are entrenched in Google/Android services.
    flyingsolid, snowmutt and techiez like this.
    09-24-2014 04:09 PM
  5. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    I certainly don't think it's to "replace/ditching" Android. That would be brutal for the company. Maybe to get on board more aggressively with top notch phones.
    jlzimmerman and snowmutt like this.
    09-24-2014 04:14 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    Wishful thinking.
    techiez likes this.
    09-24-2014 04:25 PM
  7. Pacus1x's Avatar
    Ditching the cash cow of Samsung? Very unlikely... but maybe we could see some of the Galaxy Note or Alpha series with WP.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 04:35 PM
  8. Michael Brooks5's Avatar
    Maybe the word "ditching" was a bit misleading. But I feel that Samsung could slowly start to implement Windows a bit more and if the sales pick up then they will start to use it in more of their better selling products and slowly phase out Android if it does any better.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 04:46 PM
  9. winrayjay99's Avatar
    Well I have this weird feeling that Microsoft is trying to get Google all hot and bothered with this. I see a direct law suit between Microsoft and Google in the cards here.
    09-24-2014 04:53 PM
  10. rodan01's Avatar
    Samsung could adopt Microsoft as a second alternative to improve their negotiation power with Google. Not only Windows as an operating system for devices, also pre-installing MS services, or powering Samsung services with a MS backend, for example, s voice powered by cortana.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 05:07 PM
  11. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    I think the future will be much more open. Samsung, HTC and perhaps Sony will all make models that can run wp or android. This is the future. You choose a phone and an OS. So a galaxy with wp or android, a htc one with wp or android, etc. No need to make separate models. Its not cost effective.
    09-24-2014 05:24 PM
  12. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Well I have this weird feeling that Microsoft is trying to get Google all hot and bothered with this. I see a direct law suit between Microsoft and Google in the cards here.
    How so?
    09-24-2014 05:29 PM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    Too much speculation to be reality.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 05:36 PM
  14. Zulfigar's Avatar
    You guys do realize that Samsung is making their own OS, or at least, it's on hold so they can hold it above Google's head in case something goes wrong? Samsung isn't as loyal to Google as they were a couple years ago. Sure, I doubt they would totally ditch them, but announce the same hardware, but two models with two OS's?

    That's plausible.
    09-24-2014 05:41 PM
  15. Jose_Rey's Avatar
    Well, they are gonna start using HERE MAPS on their Android devices, so it's not that far fetch of an idea ๐Ÿ’ก wishful thinking ๐Ÿ˜” but i doubt it to be real.

    As a minority Samsung fan in WP, I'd wish this was true. Don't see it happening though. However, I do see us getting rehashed hardware on a better chassis.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 05:59 PM
  16. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Too much speculation to be reality.

    This. All I saw in that article was speculation and a few quotes, quotes that don't back up the assertion of Samsung doing any such thing.

    If anything, Samsung may make a move with Tizen this November in India. For all we know, any "Microsoft deal" may be to supply Tizen with MS resources like Bing, Skype, Office, OneDrive, etc. just like iPhone and Android. Tizen will need it, as they won't get those from Google.

    Sure, what Softpedia alleges could happen, but it is nothing more than guesswork at this point. I have no idea what Samsung's plans are, but I have seen no indication of any big Microsoft/Windows/Windows Phone moves. They have been very quiet lately and see little reason to jump back on to Windows Phone AFAIK.
    09-24-2014 06:27 PM
  17. winrayjay99's Avatar
    How so?
    Samsung is a major partner on Android with google. Infact Google sold Motorola to Lenovo because of Samsung. If Microsoft takes Samsung's partnership away from Google? Google will be even more mad at Microsoft. I mean Google is already peeved over Microsoft license fee's with OEM's over Android. It is getting to the point were Microsoft will sue Google or Google will sue Microsoft.
    09-24-2014 06:29 PM
  18. hoola20055's Avatar
    A note wp4 would be awesome. Stylus support would be crazy for MS services. It would most certainly replace my icon that Verizon has forgot about.
    09-24-2014 06:35 PM
  19. vlad0's Avatar
    No way.
    09-24-2014 06:59 PM
  20. doob9911's Avatar
    It's interesting. So MS support tizen with outlook, bing, onerdrive, onenote etc and Sam boost WP market share with new devices like ativ note? Google may be upset. I like it.
    09-24-2014 08:35 PM
  21. rodan01's Avatar
    This. All I saw in that article was speculation and a few quotes, quotes that don't back up the assertion of Samsung doing any such thing.

    If anything, Samsung may make a move with Tizen this November in India. For all we know, any "Microsoft deal" may be to supply Tizen with MS resources like Bing, Skype, Office, OneDrive, etc. just like iPhone and Android. Tizen will need it, as they won't get those from Google.

    Sure, what Softpedia alleges could happen, but it is nothing more than guesswork at this point. I have no idea what Samsung's plans are, but I have seen no indication of any big Microsoft/Windows/Windows Phone moves. They have been very quiet lately and see little reason to jump back on to Windows Phone AFAIK.


    The Tizen phone is too small to deserve CEO time. It has to be bigger than that.
    09-24-2014 08:39 PM
  22. LockOnTech's Avatar
    The Tizen phone is too small to deserve CEO time. It has to be bigger than that.
    At this rate, it is doubtful if samsung would ever replace android with either tizen or windows phone. But I do like the thought of samsung pushing out more windows phones, it would be a good reason to look forward to purchasing one if it were to be true.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-24-2014 09:04 PM
  23. SwizzleSoftware's Avatar
    I doubt Samsung would give up Android, but if they do it would be great for the platform
    prasath1234 likes this.
    09-25-2014 12:28 AM
  24. MikeX74's Avatar
    They've seen Apple succeed by controlling hardware, software, and services(for better or worse), so they want to be as integrated as they are. The problem is that Tizen is nowhere near where ready for prime time(as apps and services go). They'll be loyal to Google as long as they struggle with Tizen, but when it's ready(and they have carrier support[another problem they're facing]), Samsung will launch phones with it. At issue here is if this will help WP in any way, and I don't think it will.
    09-25-2014 07:33 AM
  25. snowmutt's Avatar
    Samsung has had some problems with MS as far as making their patent payments:

    Microsoft sues Samsung in U.S. over patent royalties | Reuters

    So if I was a betting man (which, unfortunately and to the benefit of anyone who has played poker with me on a Saturday night, I am), I would expect MS and Sammy to be hashing out details about that. Could MS services be in the mix for a Tizen phone? Heck, I think Tizen is just a Bada-style flop in the making. But, sure it could be.

    I would LOVE for Sammy just to be more dedicated to the WP's they do put out. Maybe some promise to release upper-end WP's on GS5 and Note 4 hardware in exchange for some forgiveness on the back payments owed?

    Yep. Just adding "no real facts" to this already gossip-burning fire.

    Oh... Sammy will never- EVER- drop Android. Not for the next decade at least. That I will bet on.
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    09-25-2014 07:19 PM
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