Posted by: Nathan Simon
Well it isn’t here just yet, and I am not to sure how they will accomplish making this hybrid, but it may be coming to an HTC phone near you.
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 Inc. (GOOG)’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. source article Bloomberg.com
Would you run two operating systems on your phone? All of this kind of stems from the hybrid tablets in the news, a Windows 8.1 Ultrabook with the ability to switch to Android OS with the flick of a button, something I am wanting. So it makes sense that Microsoft want to get onto more handheld devices. If they lower the licensing costs to a level where it makes sense to HTC, it may help bolster HTC handset sales. I know I wouldn’t mind having one of those…