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: HTC will do it
by bnolsen on Mon 7th Oct 2013 04:53 UTC in reply to "HTC will do it"
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The htc one competes directly with the samsung galaxy s4. The htc one doesn't have a iser replacable battery or the ability to take a microsd and it has a much lower res camera. So for the same price with a lesser name and missing features color me shocked if htc loses hands down when its on the shelf right next to the galaxy. HTC failed because of poor product development, they didn't fail because of android.

Edited 2013-10-07 04:54 UTC

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