Bloomberg: ‘Microsoft Said to Ask HTC for Windows on Android Phones’

Tim Culpan, Dina Bass, and Peter Burrows, reporting for Bloomberg:

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.’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.

Any port in a storm, I guess. But what a terrible idea.

Anyway, think about how fast this industry changes. Four years ago, HTC was, by far, the number-one Windows Mobile handset maker in the world.

Friday, 4 October 2013