Samsung going big with Windows Phone 7--double that of Android?

In a revealing, if not odd tid-bit out of AsiaOne News, Samsung seems pretty gung-ho about Windows Phone 7. What's interesting is how Samsung went from reportedly cold, to warm to now hot on Microsoft's mobile OS, even in the face of huge sales with Android.

The section of the long article, detailing smartphone growth in Asia and related companies (HTC, LG, Samsung, etc.), this was mentioned:

Next year, Samsung will introduce 15 to 20 new smart-phone models using Android, Windows, and Brada operating systems. For every 50 smart phones using Windows, it will make 24 using Android and five using Brada.

Certainly odd numbering there, though the interpretation for us is that Samsung will be making twice as many WP7 devices over Android. We already know that Sammy is a big player with Microsoft. Perhaps now we're seeing what that means.

Hey, if it means devices like the Samsung Focus (review), we're pretty psyched.

Source: AsiaOne News

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Samsung Focus doing really well?
  • Generally speaking, yes. It's been near universally praised in reviews and a big hit with the average consumer. It's the surprise hit of the WP7 crowd so far.
  • I think both the Focus and the Omnia7 are in high demand, it seems Samsung likes what they're seeing sales and demand wise or else we wouldn't be hearing about this sorta drastic shift to more WP7 devices compared to Android and even their own Bada OS. This seems like the logical explination in the end.
  • I highly doubbt samsung is going to endorse wp7 more than android especially after only two phones have been released. Compared to the millions of galaxy s devices they've sold. And their google next Nexus manufacturer
  • Talk about being taking out of context!!! Daniel, you really need to go back and carefully read the article! The figures quoted are not for Asia! The article covers the local Thailand market! It's quite possible that Microsoft does dominate in that market due to excessive government importation controls and corruption. However, it's hardly representative of Asia.