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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Intel coming back to the party
by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 16:55 UTC
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I just read an interesting rumor the Microsoft has WP8 running on yet to be released Intel mobile this up with the unified programming model that they are working towards with tablets and Windows 8 and you are going to have an infrastructure that will be tough to beat. I'm also wondering what the next big update is going to bring to WP8 besides a new notifications center and Cortana.

Edited 2013-10-05 16:56 UTC

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