Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC
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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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HTC will do it
by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 14:36 UTC
Dano
Member since:
2006-01-22

HTC has been struggling to make any money even with their popular HTC One. They will dual boot WP8 or make more WP8 units if Microsoft sweetens the deal with cash. It's just business, they would be crazy not to. Nokia took the payoff too. The shoe might be on the other foot right now but with all these deals, noticeable growth in the WP platform, and just a good offering in WP8...a new pair of shoes are being cobbled.

Edited 2013-10-05 14:37 UTC

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RE: HTC will do it
by Morgan on Sat 5th Oct 2013 21:41 in reply to "HTC will do it"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Dual boot Android/WP8 on the One would make me scrape up the cash to buy it in a heartbeat. Android for work, WP8 for everything else. That would be my dream phone; I do enjoy Android (Sense warts and all) on my One S, but WP8 on this form factor would be digital heaven.

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RE: HTC will do it
by bnolsen on Mon 7th Oct 2013 04:53 in reply to "HTC will do it"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

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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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by lemur2 on Mon 7th Oct 2013 05:25 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
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2007-02-17

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.


I happen to have a HTC One Sv which does have a microsd slot and a replaceable battery. It is also 25% cheaper than a Samsung Galaxy S4.

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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by kurkosdr on Mon 7th Oct 2013 11:50 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

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


And all of these would be tolerable in the name of "omg fashion" if the camera wasn't flawed like producing weird colors.

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RE[2]: HTC will do it
by Dano on Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:44 in reply to "RE: HTC will do it"
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

HTC One has some badass speakers though, the screen looks nicer than the S4's, the construction is mostly metal and no TouchWiz on board...that might be valid reasons why people consider it.

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