Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Mar 2014 14:39 UTC
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Google is the force behind a potential delay in the first tablet to instantly switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.X using Intel technology, a fresh report from Asia says. A CNET source backs up this claim.

The original source is DigiTimes, so some salt may be required, but sources confirmed it to Cnet. There's no detail on exactly which steps Google has actually taken, but it's clear this reeks quite strongly of the same illegal and despicable acts Microsoft committed 15 years ago to pressure OEMs into not shipping BeOS.

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No sympathy for the devil
by bert64 on Sun 9th Mar 2014 11:00 UTC
bert64
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2007-04-23

While Google's acts may well be despicable, given their past history i have absolutely no sympathy for microsoft in this case.

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RE: No sympathy for the devil
by bnolsen on Sun 9th Mar 2014 13:34 in reply to "No sympathy for the devil"
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2006-01-06

Patent trolling by MS extracting fees from manufacturers that caved in to pressure to undisclosed patents is one. The other is adding an extra MS tax to what could be seen as a Google device. I would have no sympathy if I were Google in this case.

for all we know MS could be the ones who initiated the dual boot push in the first place. I might bet on that.

Edited 2014-03-09 13:37 UTC

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