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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by The123king on Sat 5th Oct 2013 16:31 UTC in reply to "..."
The123king
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IIRC Thom actually likes Windows Phone, so i don't get where this "bias" comes from. As it is, i agree with him, for the sole reason of Microsofts protection racket on Android

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by Hiev on Sat 5th Oct 2013 16:34 in reply to "RE: ..."
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Those words look pretty biaesed to me.

Edited 2013-10-05 16:40 UTC

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by Morgan on Sat 5th Oct 2013 21:44 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2005-06-29

You know better, Hiev. He's stated before that he dislikes Microsoft and Apple as companies but likes their software. A lot of people feel the same way, myself included.

Edited 2013-10-05 21:45 UTC

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