Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC

Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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HTC will do it
by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 14:36 UTC
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HTC has been struggling to make any money even with their popular HTC One. They will dual boot WP8 or make more WP8 units if Microsoft sweetens the deal with cash. It's just business, they would be crazy not to. Nokia took the payoff too. The shoe might be on the other foot right now but with all these deals, noticeable growth in the WP platform, and just a good offering in WP8...a new pair of shoes are being cobbled.

Edited 2013-10-05 14:37 UTC

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