Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Bloomberg: "Microsoft, which has tightly controlled the number of ARM-based devices it is supporting at first to ensure quality, opted not to work with HTC after initial discussions with the company, said two people familiar with the matter. The world's largest software maker decided HTC didn't have the sales volume needed and had less tablet experience than some of the other vendors it could choose to work with for the first round of devices, the people said." HTC was the first company to build a Microsoft-powered smartphone. Now, they're not allowed to build Windows 8 tablets.
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Did you not read the article?

From the article:

"HTC engineers wanted to build a Windows device with a customized home screen that would be distinctive to its devices, as manufacturers are allowed to do with Android. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft refused, said the people, and HTC was left off the list of companies the software maker provided with early versions of the software."

This is hardly Microsoft just being flat out evil and saying "No soup for you!". This isn't Android, and you can't fault MS for wanting a consistent interface across their Windows 8 tablets.

Everyone considers the Google Nexus line as the "pure Android" experience and recommends it based on that fact. Hell, that's the reason I bought my Galaxy Nexus. Yet, when MS tries to ensure such an experience across all their devices, they are evil? Pfft, please.

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