In a duhhh! moment, Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung Electronics Co. will sell tablets and PC’s using Windows 8 in the second half on 2012.

This was confirmed by Uhm Kyu Ho, head of sales and marketing at Samsung’s personal-computer business yesterday in Seoul.

Noteworthy was the fact that Samsung will allow Windows 7 owners to upgrade to Windows 8 next year. The maker of the Samsung Galaxy S II will offer an update to Windows 8 for Series 7 owners.

Samsung, aims to raise laptop computer sales by 80 percent to 18 million units globally this year, Kevin Lee, a vice president at the company’s information- technology solutions business, said in February.

Samsung was the biggest seller of Android tablet devices in the third quarter with about 9 percent of the overall market. Android-powered tablet computers accounted for 27 percent of global sales during the three-month period, jumping from 2.3 percent a year earlier, Strategy Analytics said last month.

Samsung has been doing really well in the smartphone marketplace pushing Apple into second place and this was not entirely surprising given their close relationship with Microsoft.

As you may remember, Samsung was the partner who provided over 5000 Windows 8 tablets for the BUILD conference in Anaheim last September.

Windows 8 is coming. Get ready.

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  • Vincent Haakmat

    They would be smart to build tablets for Windows 8.. They will sell way more Win8 tablets than they will with Android