Samsung’s Galaxy S2, the record-breaking powerhouse which has taken the Android world by storm this year, could be about to have its operating system replaced by Windows Phone 7, potentially creating a Windows Phone 7 device to rival the Sea Ray in the excitement stakes!
Although it’s still a rumour, the possibility of a Galaxy S2/Windows Phone 7 mash-up is ground in reality, as it comes from a Bluetooth SIG listing. The site is where Bluetooth assign ID numbers to future devices, making it a reliable source of upcoming hardware. The phone in question is the SGH -i937, said to be running Windows Phone 7 Mango.
Samsung already produce a couple of Windows Phone 7 handsets – the Omnia 7 and the Focus – and were among the manufacturers Microsoft said would be producing new phones ready for Mango back at the launch event. The SGH-i937 model number is very close to the i927 number assigned to the US version 0f the Galaxy S2, which is where the idea it could use a similar chassis comes.
The Galaxy S2 boasts an amazing 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, an 8 megapixel camera, 1GHz RAM and a wonderful, slim chassis; making it a potentially fantastic addition to the new WP7 line-up. By connecting up a few dots, we wonder whether the rumour of an updated S2 could be related to the release of a Windows Phone 7-based Galaxy smartphone too.
The only slightly odd thing is that the Bluetooth version added to the i937 is 2.1+EDR, while the S2 has Bluetooth 3.0. Does this mean our hopes have been dashed, and an S2 Windows Phone 7 handset is nothing but idle speculation?
Mango’s release is getting ever closer which means it won’t be long before manufacturers start to reveal their new hardware, so all our questions could soon be answered.