Microsoft and HTC in Talks to Put Windows on Android Phones

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After buying Nokia’s windows devices, the Lumia range and services business, it seems that Microsoft is now planning to grow the windows phone market.

As reported by Bloomberg, 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.

The report also claims Microsoft operating systems chief Terry Myerson discussed lowering the license fee or dropping it entirely as an incentive. The sources is not clear on whether the devices might run both operating systems at once, or let users choose just one. Terry Myerson was planning to visit Asia this month and meet with senior executives at Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC to discuss his proposal, as per the source.

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  • aki007

    oh wao what a great place to have all technology information.

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    That’s weird, some sites say they are planning on releasing phones that dual boot the OSes, while some say they’ll bring dual booting to Android Devices

  • Ratnadeep Gaikwad

    The Windows 8 Mobile OS stutters and lags on most of the devices except for the lumia series of phones … Nokia is probably the only company who got it right with Windows Phone. If they are thinking of putting windows 8 mobile oS on android devices I bet they will also suffer from performance issues

  • amitgb

    Desperate MS, will never catch up with Android

    • I bet they will. ;)