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According to a Bloomberg source, Microsoft has been trying to convince HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android devices — think the HTC One with Live Tiles — by offering a veritable boatload of incentives.

Microsoft reportedly tempted the Taiwanese manufacturer by offering to lower or eliminate licensing costs of its Windows Phone software, and by encouraging HTC to make it possible to dual-boot the two operating systems. Whether this would be technically possible remains to be seen, but Microsoft is quite enthusiastic about the idea.


Although Microsoft is in the process of buying Nokia’s handset division, it wants to keep the lines of communication open with other partners. Samsung has not released a new Windows Phone device since the the ATIV S last November, and the Korean giant has reportedly cooled to Microsoft’s mobile platform, preferring to release touchscreen laptops and hybrid tablets running Windows 8.1.

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why would anyone want this, practically speaking?
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I would do it anyday.
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why would anyone want this, practically speaking?

this thread needs to die,but just to answer this question, in many cases I just wish my SG4 had w8 on it. Too much time spent trying to fix android than to just enjoy it 100% of the time.
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