I am interested in the Future of Windows 8 Phones because mainly I am a Windows Developer and MS has the better technique behind the Scenes (to be honest) … Samsung seems to be optimistic about Windows 8 else they would not launch a Windows 8 Phone.
While that is not truely Android Related it could have an influence on Android as well… I know many people decided against Android to buy a Windows Phone … some of them was not satisfied with it … but in the end (when talking with them why that is) they wouldn’t have been satisfied with android neither in the price range they bought.
Yes, I’m a little conflicted about Windows Phone. On the one hand, I’m fed up with Microsoft’s outdated business practices & direction as a company. On the other hand, Windows Phone seems pretty different compared with their other products. And if it gets a substantial number of users, could be a worthwhile second platform after Android.
Behind the scenes there is much more cooperation that we all might think … Samsung will win in either way, no matter which phone OS will be the king … pretty sure, Android will lead the Tops in the future too, it is more the question what will happen with the other big makers … I certainly would not bet on apple … they can just rely on old things (which they think they have invented) but cannot compete with the others in no way
For Samsung its an easy choice - “why not?”.
For me - I’m conflicted like david but I on the other hand don’t like the interface of Windows Phone, so I just hope it won’t be a success, so I don’t have to support it. More important is Windows 8 which will definitely be on many, many devices soon (although I really don’t get the new interface).
Do not underestimate the fact, that apps for windows 8 will also run on desktops … that’s really a massive opportunity, which (as far as I know) not even apple is able to.
Pretty sure (because of .Net) this will also be true for Win7 … all that said does only count IF microsoft does not mess it up … there are many bad news about it recently … which can make the giant fall