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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by Hayoo! on Sat 5th Oct 2013 16:00 UTC
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They just bought the devices division of a behemoth called Nokia. Yet they still want OEM's, which have practically become their competitors now, to offer Windows Phone devices. Do they not remember what happened to Nokia's and PalmOne's operating systems? Nobody wants to license an operating system made by a company that also makes and sells the devices. Anyone who got anything to do with this mess should leave their job at Microsoft ASAP.

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