CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman travels to Europe for his annual Road Trip adventure.
The company's head of investor relations says the move is designed to make Samsung's smartphone business more efficient.
The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.
The Nokia boss will take charge of Microsoft's games and hardware, including Xbox, and the soon-to-be-acquired Nokia mobile division.
Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore said that the company was "supportive" of Nokia, although less excited about some projects.
Developers writing apps using the Cordova software foundation now can reach Mozilla's browser-based operating system as well as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry OS.
Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most important smartphone party of the year. And unlike a lot of tech trade shows, most of the gadgets appearing here are ones that you'll actually be able to buy.
Samsung's first phone to run the Tizen OS will touch down in August or September, and is expected to be a high-end offering.
As Samsung unveils its next flagship Android device, there are things happening behind the scenes that could threaten the future of the Samsung-Google alliance.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Ford announced that Spotify will now be compatible with its Sync AppLink system, joining a host of other music apps.
The Korean consumer electronics company isn't closing the door on Microsoft's mobile operating system, but it isn't particularly enthusiastic about it, either.