Microsoft asked HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android phones, says report

With Microsoft’s Nokia acquisition raising questions over the future of third-party Windows Phone devices, Redmond has its work cut out convincing OEMs to continue to license its struggling software — and a report from Bloomberg News suggests that the software giant may have gone to extremes. According to the report, Microsoft last month asked HTC to install Windows Phone as a “separate option” on Android handsets, and offered to “cut or eliminate” the license fee as an incentive.

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