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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RE[4]: Difficult to be Microsoft
by cdude on Sun 6th Oct 2013 07:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Difficult to be Microsoft"
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I didn't say that it runs on other platforms, just that the income Microsoft makes on it is significant.

And so it depends on Windows desktop and while Windows desktop shrinks in relevance so does this offer.

That's the problem the OP pointed out. All of Microsoft depends on Windows and when Windows falls, and it does, all of Microsoft revenue streams fall.

Watch next quarters. The story just started.

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