Samsung looking to release Windows Phone 8.1 devices
Windows Phones have been a touch and go project for many smartphone manufacturers. The success in churning out one has been lukewarm for many. And it’s basically been awhile since we’ve seen Samsung venture into making a Windows Phone. In recent reports, it seems that the South Korean tech giant might be ready to get back into the game.
According to Korea Times, Samsung is working on a couple of Windows Phone 8.1 gadgets that fall in the mid range and lower end categories. These smartphones are being aimed for the low cost portion of the market. Sources say that Samsung has just ran through some programs to check the stability of the Windows 8.1 software on its devices.
By doing this, Samsung is giving itself a more diverse portfolio instead of constantly looking to only opt for Google’s Android. Nevertheless, we will only be seeing these Samsung Windows Phone devices if the tech giant and Microsoft can settle its on-going dispute in the courts.
Currently, the parties are in litigation stages of a dispute regarding Samsung refusing to pay royalties to Microsoft. Sources state that the argument should end by September 2015.