HTC One Windows Phone? Rumor Says It’s What Microsoft Wants


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Here’s a crazy end-of-the-week rumor for you: Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft wants HTC to add a Windows Phone option to its Android handsets.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s operating systems boss, reportedly asked HTC about the possibility last month. HTC already pays patent licensing fees to Microsoft for every Android phone sold, so Myerson may have talked about reducing or eliminating the fees as part of the deal.

HTC has loosely based some Windows Phones on existing Android handsets in the past, but has not used exactly the same hardware in both. The Windows Phone 8X, for instance, borrows some technology from last year’s HTC One X , but the two phones had completely different designs and not exactly the same specs. Microsoft apparently wants HTC to design phones that could run either Windows Phone or Android.

Even if the rumor is true, and HTC was interested, it’s unclear how a Windows…

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