Samsung may drop Windows Mobile for Android

When it comes to smartphone operating systems it doesn't take a genius to see that Android is the hottest OS on the market. Android devices are starting to flood the market and except for AT&T, all major wireless carriers in the US offer Android phones.

Reports are coming in that Samsung will be moving away from Windows Mobile in its handsets and moving towards using Android. According to analyst Greg Noh from HMC Investment Securities Samsung will move from 80% Windows Mobile usage to 50% in 2010.

That percentage is said to be decreased further in coming years until only 20% of Samsung's devices use Windows Mobile by 2012. The move is seen as a signal by some that more and more handset makers are moving away from Windows Mobile towards Google's open source Android OS.