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Microsoft asked HTC to put WP on Android devices

04 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft asked HTC to put WP on Android devices - read the full textIt's been nearly three years since Windows Phone released and although it has improved since then the progress hasn't been scintillating. With market share still lagging far behind Android and iOS, Microsoft is now having to take desperate measures to ensure success in a market which they once...


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Bill has done it before which it worked well for him so am not surprised because he always wants to get his software out there that's why he ȋ̝̊̅§ a true entrepreneur.

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  • 2014-10-02 08:47
  • 3sEw

> In reply to MrPisuicas @ 2013-10-04 19:15 from PtR2 - click to readthey will rather shut it down, before loading android

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  • 2013-10-14 06:22
  • LEQJ

Poor Microsoft...
An OS, which is not FREE, is being given for free, with another OS, which is an OPEN SOURCE.....
How low hath the mighty fallen :) :) :) :)
I have few ideas for a washed up OS, like the Windows Phone 8
a) Give it for FREE to everyone
b) Beg manufacturers to install it on their devices
c) Pay manufacturers to create devices running WP8
OR the easiest one

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  • 2013-10-07 13:58
  • tUcQ

I was an avid windows mobile user and loved it. Sure it was laggy and at times unstable with too much multitasking, but i will not use another windows device now they went to WP7/8 as they migrated from all the business users to appease children. Makes no sense why they did this and it shows in their total sales...

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  • 2013-10-07 02:20
  • XpjH

> In reply to ejoey @ 2013-10-06 17:28 from uCkS - click to readguess what:

1) no 2 WP screens are exactly the same
2) all "essential" apps from Android are in WP
3) its obvious you've never used a WP device in your life, yet you make outdated comments that were applicable back 2011

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  • 2013-10-06 18:48
  • wHrS

> In reply to vash @ 2013-10-05 14:33 from txj3 - click to readsometimes, i wish people actually read the article and understand it before making comments.

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  • 2013-10-06 18:44
  • wHrS

wp.. haha u dont need to let us try ur wp.. all u need to do is upgration of ur os.. like customization and apps.. thats the only wp probs...

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  • 2013-10-06 17:28
  • uCkS

the only one prob of wp is "apps"... i believe that many people around the world already know about wp8.. doesnt need to promote by using android devices.. it wont help..

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  • 2013-10-06 17:24
  • uCkS

> In reply to Omid87 @ 2013-10-05 15:50 from a3aJ - click to readWell said brother!

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  • 2013-10-06 03:43
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Bluto @ 2013-10-05 16:18 from rK5V - click to readIf you cant see what WP offers/can offer then i suggest just stick to android and its openess and file manager lol

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  • 2013-10-06 03:37
  • 9Lax

Why you don't make an app that can run Android app on Windows phone, lack of popular app is really frustating

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  • 2013-10-06 02:23
  • PA7E

I think that it is a wonderful idea. go ahead HTC and do it!

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  • 2013-10-05 20:29
  • LyGk

ha, this piggyback ride is so shameful-coming from big corporates. If this is the case in the big picture - then what should regular people do - come on show some morality, grow a spine.

i have heard this story during a heavy storm a camel was given shelter in its owners tent. I think there is a possibility for that if WP-OS is given a chance as such.

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  • 2013-10-05 18:27
  • uuCu

Windows phone is a failure because it offers almost nothing. Just add a file manager and remove restrictions from your OS and then i will buy the Nokia Lumia 1020 or maybe a HTC One with dual boot.

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  • 2013-10-05 16:18
  • rK5V

Hi,friends.Please look at it this way too!?As long as MS intention is just mere help to the HTC and it doesn,t cost anything for the both parties and the buyers,there is nothing wrong with it!Also it creates more jobs and this unity help in advancement of science too!So if it does happen,I congratulate both parties with this sincire suggestion just a sign of a good will!Thanks all.

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  • 2013-10-05 15:50
  • a3aJ

> In reply to Cristi @ 2013-10-05 09:56 from spv6 - click to readI guess HTC should make underwear for you?

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  • 2013-10-05 15:17
  • DBAh

> In reply to anilp @ 2013-10-05 03:45 from XuXE - click to readI partially agree with you,
yeah WP is too restricted and lock-down, it would make no difference whether they make it dual-boot or single, it's still a lock-down OS.
but it's not a beta OS mind you. A beta OS would have lot of bugs and glitch, and user experience will be seriously degraded.

Anyway, for dual boot, I'm concerned will it add cost to the phones ? if I buy android phone, obviously I don't want to pay extra cost for another OS..

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  • 2013-10-05 14:33
  • txj3

> In reply to Farons @ 2013-10-05 11:18 from Li46 - click to readThat's a very funny one!!!! It's a great idea anyway. But really anything less than 5 inches will be a waste of time

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  • 2013-10-05 14:27
  • N9@S

I have red all the comments, most of them are coming from people who have insomania or something similar. The idea is great, consumer will have the opertunity to choose which one to use on his phone, and yes it's good for 3rd party develoupers/manufactures. Imagine like on iphone you would get android (no one wants that). It's better to sty closed and with restrictions like ios or wp, because you get more realiable os, not like android you have like (hmm) more thant 4k devices with diferent specs? It's the most used os and most hated/liked os at the time, the same is on pc market with windows. MS is doing great job in mobile device field and now is getting strugled in other fields, but lets see - they are smart people, like other big companys.

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  • 2013-10-05 11:18
  • Li46

It,s a very good idea. They should been done it 1 year ago. We like WP as a OS but, maybe we like also HTC. I hope they will never put Android on MS/NOKIA. And i hope Samsung will quit Windows. Samsung should make vaccum cleaners not TV or Phones.

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  • 2013-10-05 09:56
  • spv6

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