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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by WereCatf on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Oh, please. You people keep claiming Thom is fanboy of this or fanboy of that whenever he writes ANYTHING that you don't find to your tastes. By now he's fanboy of EVERYTHING and an anti-EVERYTHING according to all the commenters here.

It's just ridiculous and it just makes it look like you're just trying to discredit him just so you wouldn't have to come up with any arguments in support of your own views.

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by Hiev on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I don't have to discredit him, he would need to be a trusted source first, and to me he is not.

His statement is clear, don't look at me, he wrote it.

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by Vanders on Sat 5th Oct 2013 19:52 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't have to discredit him, he would need to be a trusted source first, and to me he is not.

Why are you even here then? Do you make it a habit to source your news from sources you don't trust?

His statement is clear

Only to you.

PROTIP: Thom is trolling you and people like you.

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by Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

He may or may not be a fanboy...but he definitely makes a lot of questionable declarations that get people talking.

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by henderson101 on Mon 7th Oct 2013 12:15 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

.. and people talking generates page reads, makes people come back and builds readership. If all he ever said was bland and safe, this site would just would be his personal blog with tens of readers a week. As is stands, he's managed to piss off enough people to make OS News mean something again. I can't get behind his flip-flopping attitude (which does seem to revolve around his own current personal hardware/software fad), but, hey - I very doubt very much many of us could do any better or even come close. Eugenia was WAY, WAY worse, and far more opinionated than Thom has ever been, and this site could easily have become meaningless without her input. Instead, it's changed, but stayed more or less relevant. I, for one, applaud Thom for that feat. Best "worst" job as an editor ever.

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