Samsung Galaxy S II to run WP7 Mango

July 5, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung is planning to get a taste of Mango. The company may be looking to cook up a version of the Galaxy S II running Windows Phone 7 Mango as a follow-up to the Focus.

The Bluetooth SIG database showed a listing for the Samsung SGH-i937 and the device shares the same characteristics as the Mango Bluetooth SIG stack. The listing is more than enough for us to home in on the probability that a WP7 device is headed for AT&T, as Samsung devices with model numbers beginning with “i” are generally meant for Ma Bell.

We know that the Focus is also known as the SGH-i917 and that AT&T’s Galaxy S II is rumored to have the model number SGH-i927. So these reasons are, we should think, sufficient to assume that the i937 is similar to the Galaxy S II.

Since the Galaxy S II has been selling in large numbers, we think Samsung would tactically take out its hardware and insert a Windows OS in it. But the Software giant has said that the Mango update wouldn’t be available till fall, so it’ll be a couple of months before we see Samsung’s improvised product.

The Galaxy S II has quite a hardware with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. With specs like a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8MP camera with 1080p HD video capture and playback, 2MP front-facing camera, Swype technology and Samsung Social Hub for easy integration, it provides a nice entertainment unit. We can hope the successor carries forward the same.

Mango has got a lot of devices aiming for it, and the SGH-i917 should, hopefully, make its mark.

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