Samsung, the world’s number 2 mobile phone maker, announced earlier today that moving forward, 50 percent of their new smartphone offerings would employ Android as their operating system of choice. The other 50 percent is split between their own bada OS and at least one more unnamed operating system, according to a report by Reuters.
We’ve been hearing murmurs of new Android offerings from Samsung, and of course there is the much anticipated Galaxy S coming this summer, but with this news we can expect to see many more coming down the pipeline. In a move not related to their mobile phones, there is also some indication Samsung will even get Android up and running on a television or two in the near future.
Sounds like Samsung is putting a lot of stock into Google’s open source OS. If the Galaxy S turns out as good as it looks on paper, I’ll welcome more Samsung Android handsets with open arms.