Microsoft Claims They Still Plan to License Windows Phone to Other Handset Makers

Terry Myerson, vice president of the operating systems group at Microsoft:

Today’s announcement doesn’t change that — acquiring Nokia’s Devices group will help make the market for all Windows Phones, from Microsoft or our OEM partners.

Google’s acquisition of Motorola certainly didn’t halt OEM licensing of Android, but I don’t see it working that way for Windows Phone. Practically speaking, Nokia is already the only serious Windows Phone OEM.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013