10/4/2013 8:52:02 AM
Install Windows Phone on an HTC Android Device
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Install Windows Phone on an HTC Android Device

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Windows Mobile Friday, October 4, 2013

ROM cookers have attempted to put different OS's and "cooked" versions of operating systems on their favorite devices for years, but now Microsoft has taken this to a whole new level with the report they have reached out to HTC to ask about putting the Windows Phone OS on their devices that are made for Android - as a second option.

It's not real clear how the OS would 'fit' onto the devices, if it would dual boot, or even perhaps run as a virtual machine, which wouldn't be too far different from how BlackBerry devices would run Android apps (emulated) already.  But the rumor is that the Windows OS would be a second option on the device for the user entirely and run under it's own protected space.

With Microsoft having just under 4% of the mobile marketshare they need a "shot in the arm" to gain momentum among the masses and maybe this will be their foot in the door..

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/microsoft...


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