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

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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Late harvest
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 5th Oct 2013 19:33 UTC
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I guess Microsoft better hope that Google doesn't follow their lead & add terms to their OEM license that forbids Android OEMs from releasing phones/tablets running any other OS... and then try to avoid disclosure of those terms, even in court, by claiming trade secret protection. The words "reap what you sow" suddenly occur to anyone else?

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