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Microsoft wants HTC to add Windows Phone to its Android devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2013 17:35 User comments (4)

Microsoft wants HTC to add Windows Phone to its Android devices According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has approached struggling smartphone maker HTC, asking them about adding Windows Phone to their Android devices.
Supposedly, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, is asking to have Windows Phone loaded as a dual-boot option on HTC's Android smartphones, with Microsoft even going as fat as to eliminate the licensing fee for the operating system.

The talks are preliminary, and could go nowhere, say the sources. HTC, which was the first company to make a Windows Phone, has not released one since June and there are no current plans for any into the future.

Microsoft owns around 4 percent of the global smartphone market, and some of its Nokia Lumia phones have become hits in their own right. It is clear, however, that the company will need to make drastic concessions (like making Windows Phone a second option) if it wants to control more share.

The company has also looked into signing accords with other OEMs for Windows Phone, following their purchase of Nokia for over $7 billion.

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4 user comments

14.10.2013 20:51

Waste of time as people will see it as bloat ware.

25.10.2013 2:39

that title made my head hurt...

35.10.2013 21:53

"...with Microsoft even going as fat as..."???

415.10.2013 14:08

HTC can certainly oblige by just asking for 2 conditions.

1. Scrapping of royalty, if any, on Android phones.
2. say 50 - 60 % discount on the OS.

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