ravv, 15 Jan 2014really a stupid decision from MS... time and again MS proves it's in a confused state of mind.... moreYou are seriously taking the guy who tweeted this, serious? This guy tweets everything against Microsoft and Nokia and they all went fail. Check out "Eldar Murtazin's" history.
Makes sense as Microsoft's main competitors are software makers; Google and Apple. Can't see MS making up much ground on Samsung in the near future either so why not engage hardware makers and get it's OS on as many handsets as possible. That is how Android came to dominate in the global os battle, right ?
CJS, 15 Jan 2014LOL - MS take plenty of cash from Sammy for their use of MS patents in their droids, then brib... moreGoogle pays for patents, not samsung. Google owns android not samsung. Anyway Microsoft is so desperate and pathetic, paying companies just to use their crap
...Man Of Steel..., 15 Jan 2014Windows Phone is the worst mobile OS i've ever seen.because you dont how to use windows os.......
Hey Microsoft pay us GSMArena users some money too, we'll use all our combined knowledge to make a Windows phone. Are you listening?
Microsoft is such a bully it doesn't matter to them,to through a few billions. As bill gates gives billions in charity money ain't shit to them anymore so they are now trying to,absorb the big companies they got nothing else to do except. For taking over companies
ravv, 15 Jan 2014really a stupid decision from MS... time and again MS proves it's in a confused state of mind.... moreExactly my friend.
MS should spend money to develop WP more, add more features so it could compete with other mobile OS.
If WP had lot of compelling feature, I'm sure people and phone makers will flock to WP by themselves, no need to pay large sum of cash to invite them, lol.
MS have lot of money and lot of time to spent, but I'm always wondering why progress is really slow on WP.
Take a look at windowsphone.uservoice.com, there's lot of feature requested by people, but only little progress shown by MS each year.
WP9 with Cube tiles is going to be unevitable
All device OEMs knows that...
its better to get along with Microsoft than to be stubborn..
Google offers free OS while Microsoft paying these company is like offering there OS for free for a limited time.
LOL - MS take plenty of cash from Sammy for their use of MS patents in their droids, then bribe them to make wp8 handsets
ddl, 15 Jan 2014Should pay the developers instead to make apps. that is the thing missing in wp8. Nokia alone ... moreExactly what I thought of. But it's more of a temporary solution. When there are enough WP8 phones on the market, developers will have to make apps. Also, in a few years, even if microsoft stops paying for phones, manufacturers will have to make them as people will demand them. Microsoft is probally trying to give people something they later won't want to loose.
Although I believe it's all too temporar. In 10 - 15 years, qubit OS's shall be availible. When they come out it's gonna be a mess of shit. If they use it wisely, they might come out absolute winners. They just need to find out what people want.
etre, 15 Jan 2014They had spare money left from buying Nokia cheapThe fall of Nokia should put all blames to "Trojan Horse"-Stephen Elop!
ruddevil, 15 Jan 2014If it's true, MS should only give it to HTC and Huawei. Maybe Sony, but definitely not Samsung.Why not? Samsung was one of the first windows phone(mobile) manufacturers, years before nokia
Google does not need to pay money to phone manufacturers to make Android Phone!
Paying money to buy major players and then to compete against its competitors is called "investment".
This is unethical "investment"!
Microsoft is making huge deals with companies that already support Windows software through laptop and desktop production. LG and HTC are not in that category. Huawei is a strategic move to ensure continued presence in the big Chinese market.
LumiaLunia, 15 Jan 2014this absolute hypocracy.... Microsoft is not stupid.. then why did they buy NokiaThey had spare money left from buying Nokia cheap