Updated Samsung Galaxy S II: WP7 Mango not Android?

By Posted 5 Jul 2011, 07:57

Who would have thought a few months ago that the Samsung Galaxy S II would become their fastest selling handset? Well that is just what has happened, and that is even without a U.S. release. Those anxiously waiting for the latest Android smartphone from the South Korean company will not have to wait long, but there is already talk of an updated version.

When we say an updated Samsung Galaxy S II, we are not talking about the SII+ with improved performance; we mean that there could be a WP7 Mango version. This kind of makes sense, as there has already been talk that Samsung has been talking to HP about offering webOS on the next Galaxy S and Tab.

According to WMPU there is evidence that a Windows Phone 7 version already exists and that it has shown up at Bluetooth SIG. According to the news report the handset has all the distinctiveness of Mango. Now we cannot say for certain how much truth there is to this latest rumor, but it does make you wonder what the outcome would be if it were in fact true?

The Galaxy S II is said to be one of the best Android running handsets, so it would be very interesting to see how the device would run with WP7. Microsoft has been working hard to develop a decent mobile OS that can compete with Android and iOS and we believe that Mango could be it. This latest version brings with it 500 new updates, something that not even iOS 5 has.

The one thing that has been holding Windows Phone back is hardware more than software. OK, we know that the OS itself was not perfect, but what is? However, when you look at what WP7 handsets are on the market you will see that phone makers have not given Microsoft their full backing.

However, that could all change if Samsung were to offer a WP7 Mango version. Apart from the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S II is getting all the hype; so just imagine what that would do for Microsoft. Just maybe Samsung are doing this to get back at Apple and to help Microsoft finally take the fight to their rivals.

For some time now Samsung and Apple have been involved in a legal row, one that does not want to go away. The former has now dropped their countersuit against the latter, but at what cost?

  • mat

    I think it would be a bad move.  Unless Mango is earth-shattering, MS has quite a bit of catching up to do.  Running WP7 on the galaxy S2 would be like getting groceries in a top fuel dragster:  It’s fast, but you still can’t go around turns.

    I think they’d be better off to release a model just for wp7 later down the line, rather than skip out on Android altogether.  Why would they cut out android when they’re selling these like hotcakes?

  • mat

    I think it would be a bad move.  Unless Mango is earth-shattering, MS has quite a bit of catching up to do.  Running WP7 on the galaxy S2 would be like getting groceries in a top fuel dragster:  It’s fast, but you still can’t go around turns.

    I think they’d be better off to release a model just for wp7 later down the line, rather than skip out on Android altogether.  Why would they cut out android when they’re selling these like hotcakes?