Samsung has had huge success with Google’s Android platforms, it is the top maker of Android smartphones and tablets, the company has released a couple of Windows Phone devices, and now it would appear that Microsoft is looking to form a new partnership with Samsung.
According to a recent report by Eldar Murtazin, Microsoft is currently in talks with Samsung to get the company to start producing a number of Windows Phone devices, and the deal is reported to be worth $1 billion.
Eldar Murtazin @eldarmurtazin
Another “good” news from Microsoft – company negotiate with Samsung and offer 1 billion support if vendor will produce Windows Phone devices.
Samsung does not exactly need the cash, the company is already making a lot of money from Android, and it is also working on other smartphones with its Tizen OS.
But Samsung could possibly see this as a way to further reduce their reliance on Google’s Android OS, something the company is hoping to do with Tizen.
Microsoft just bought Nokia’s mobile phone and services division, as well as the Lumia brand, Nokia’s Lumia smartphones are said to make up around 90 percent of Windows Phone sales.
Samsung are a major player in the mobile market, and have established themselves as one of the top two smartphone makers along with Apple, Microsoft may see the deal as a way to get Windows Phone in the hands of more consumers.
Of course this is just a rumor at the moment, there is no official word from Samsung on Microsoft on the rumored $1 billion deal, as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know.