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

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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Haha
by Lorin on Sat 5th Oct 2013 14:25 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

Root and debloat = bye Windows phone

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RE: Haha
by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 14:31 in reply to "Haha"
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

Window Phone is not bloated. Just the opposite.

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RE[2]: Haha
by ephracis on Sat 5th Oct 2013 15:04 in reply to "RE: Haha"
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2007-09-23

It is bloat (not just bloated) if you don't want it on your phone.

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RE[2]: Haha
by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 16:37 in reply to "RE: Haha"
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

TouchWiz is the definition of bloat.

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RE: Haha
by Morgan on Sat 5th Oct 2013 21:38 in reply to "Haha"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Unless you're running CM or pure Android on a Nexus, it's likely your Android phone is far more bloated that any Windows Phone device (assuming you're running Android). The core WP OS is pretty thin, and even carrier and OEM bloatware is less than I've seen on a lot of Android phones.

And of course, since you're so set against WP on a new phone, why would you need to "root and debloat" anyway? Why even buy a phone with it in the first place? Oh that's right, then you wouldn't have anything to complain about. ;)

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