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Samsung Galaxy S 2 to come in Windows Phone flavour?

A new version of the smash-hit Samsung Galaxy S 2 appears to be in the works -- and it's ditching Android to rock out with Windows Phone Mango.

A new version of the smash-hit Samsung Galaxy S 2 appears to be in the works -- and it's ditching Android to rock out with Windows Phone.

Windows Phone site WMPU spotted a handset called the Samsung SGH-i917 in the listings of the people in charge of Bluetooth. The Galaxy S 2 is also known as the SGH-i927. That listing reveals the mystery phone packs Windows Phone Mango, the forthcoming update to Microsoft's mobile software.

The S 2 has proved rather popular -- more than 3 million people have bought one in less than two months, seduced by the exquisite Super AMOLED screen, delightfully slim case and meaty, dual-core, 1.2GHz processor.

Samsung has already packed Windows Phone into the Omnia 7, one of the better handsets to use Microsoft's mobile operating system. The Omnia 7 was basically a Galaxy S powered by Windows instead of Android.

Windows Phone is based around colourful, moving, live tiles that constantly update to show information from your contacts and calendar, among other things, as well as linking to your Xbox Live account.

Windows Phone is still in its early days compared to Google's Android and Apple's iOS software, which both have a couple of years' head start. The upcoming Mango update will add multitasking support and a fistful of other features, which you can see in our handy video. More Windows Phones are heading our way fast, not least Nokia's hotly anticipated offerings.

The S 2 seems to have cast a spell on phones fans, who can't help speculating on possible future variations. Recent rumours include word of the Galaxy S 2 Plus, an altered version of the Android phone with a beefed-up, 1.4GHz processor.

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