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 Dano on Sat 5th Oct 2013 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Dano
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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]: ..."
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.. 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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