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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Sun 6th Oct 2013 02:49 UTC
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First they racket Android vendors with patents, and now they ask for favors? What kind of stuff do they smoke?

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Sun 6th Oct 2013 07:05 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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It is telling that this offer only comes after HTC finally aborted WP. Also its only HTC who is, well, known for picking up not exactly what is demanded by customers (Hello facebook phone, Tiles-UI on Android, prestige-projects like beet). That is not helping there reputation and wasting time and resources on such expriments may not be the most clever strategy to get back on track.

Edited 2013-10-06 07:12 UTC

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