1. Chazzy J's Avatar
    Oh man, sign me up. Attention rumor mill...

    Samsung ATIV S8 in the works with Windows 10 Mobile?

    May 2nd is coming...rest assured, I believe this to be false, but it would be a very nice surprise.
    04-24-2017 02:27 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    It is false and a rumor, confirmed by our own Exective Editor below:

    Attachment 135303

    https://twitter.com/Daniel_Rubino/st...54849002545152
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    04-24-2017 02:34 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    https://www.reddit.com/r/windowsphon..._is_making_an/

    Rubino also chimed in here saying no.

    I also believe it's not happening for other reasons mentioned in the thread.
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    04-24-2017 02:36 PM
  4. Chazzy J's Avatar
    Aww -- damn
    04-24-2017 02:36 PM
  5. Chazzy J's Avatar
    See, my initial thought was:

    What a great way to get a top-spec device out there that will have capability to push Windows ARM down the road. Let the fan-boys and other loyals try it out when it's released. Generate a healthy amount of conversation about it. All w/o having to go spend a crazy amount of money to try something that you're not even sure about.

    Alas, my dream crushed! Damn internet rumors -- so cruel!
    04-24-2017 02:52 PM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    To easy...
    Kinda like the OP3 W10M rom rumors. To good to be true too. Even if Sammy made a W10M device. It would not be like the S8 IMO. Probably not even the same internals. That device is customized around their flavor of Android end to end...
    04-25-2017 11:19 PM
  7. sd4f's Avatar
    The whole world has witnessed what happened to nokia, I just can't see any reason why any company would want to release a Windows phone now.
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    04-25-2017 11:44 PM
  8. nate0's Avatar
    Ya, now they are going where the money is.
    04-25-2017 11:48 PM
  9. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Interesting. I left my iPhone 4 for my first Windows phone: SAMSUNG ATIV S! It was awesome! Then moved up to the much more powerful ATIV SE. So good!. Very underrated and poorly marketed. Both great Windows phones in their day...would go back to Samsung in a heartbeat if they made another Windows phone (even though I'd miss the glance screen on my 950 XL...)
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    04-25-2017 11:49 PM
  10. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    I would buy that in a heartbeat!
    04-26-2017 08:28 AM
  11. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I wish this would be true and Dan would be wrong about this but it is very unlikely for OEMs to jump on board having in mind how Microsoft are treating their own mobile platform, except if they know something that we do not, which is again very unlikely.

    Perhaps this would be able to happen if Microsoft would openly tell us and the OEMs what are their goals for mobile, but I think we all know that they've been very secretive about it.
    04-26-2017 09:19 AM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    So say this rumor was true, even though it isn't. You really need to think about it. Most people who still like windows are not happy with the app situation. The s8 is a bleeding edge expensive phone. Do you see anyone paying that much money for a phone that doesn't even have proper maps anymore? Heck I have to memorize my routes now before leaving because I've had so many problems with windows maps lately I can't trust it.
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    04-26-2017 09:22 AM
  13. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    So say this rumor was true, even though it isn't. You really need to think about it. Most people who still like windows are not happy with the app situation. The s8 is a bleeding edge expensive phone. Do you see anyone paying that much money for a phone that doesn't even have proper maps anymore? Heck I have to memorize my routes now before leaving because I've had so many problems with windows maps lately I can't trust it.


    I use MS Maps quite often and have not had an issue. What is yours doing??
    04-26-2017 12:11 PM
  14. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Dual Boot would be perfect since we don't have premium apps in Windows.
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    04-26-2017 12:45 PM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I use MS Maps quite often and have not had an issue. What is yours doing??


    It was fine then they switched from here map data to their own. It doesn't know a lot of roads, doesn't route correctly nor re-route correctly. Keeps trying to get me to do u-turns when I defy the route and go a way I Know is fine. It will tell you to turn into places where no road exists. It doesn't find places correctly when a road differentiates between west and east....... It's not just me either my brother started complaining to me about how the maps started acting strange. He isn't a techie and I gave him my old lumia 830. This is not just me. If you go to reddit you will see massive complaints about the maps.

    Likely highly dependent on where you live as well. I am in Canada.
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    04-26-2017 03:51 PM
  16. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    It was fine then they switched from here map data to their own. It doesn't know a lot of roads, doesn't route correctly nor re-route correctly. Keeps trying to get me to do u-turns when I defy the route and go a way I Know is fine. It will tell you to turn into places where no road exists. It doesn't find places correctly when a road differentiates between west and east....... It's not just me either my brother started complaining to me about how the maps started acting strange. He isn't a techie and I gave him my old lumia 830. This is not just me. If you go to reddit you will see massive complaints about the maps.

    Likely highly dependent on where you live as well. I am in Canada.



    I thought MS Maps uses HERE for their maps?
    04-27-2017 08:55 AM
  17. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I thought MS Maps uses HERE for their maps?
    Their contract with them ran out and they decided their own data was good enough. They want their own data not rely on others. They probably created an AI that gathers road data and becomes better at it over time. MS is big on AI which means they need their AI to do everything to beat the other guys who have way more data.
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    04-27-2017 09:55 AM
  18. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    Their contract with them ran out and they decided their own data was good enough. They want their own data not rely on others. They probably created an AI that gathers road data and becomes better at it over time. MS is big on AI which means they need their AI to do everything to beat the other guys who have way more data.

    Wow, I didn't know that. In NY, I have had no issues with MS maps, but, I can see where in other places that could be an issue.
    04-27-2017 01:02 PM
  19. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    Windows is the past, and Windows is the future too.
    04-29-2017 05:29 AM

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