Microsoft said to front Windows Phone makers with up to $2.6 billion, Samsung might score the lion's share
1. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
Samsung, Take that $1.2bn and invest it in TIZEN
5. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 407; Member since: 24 May 2011)
I for one will actually like to see Samsung giving it a good go using windows phone.
7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3306; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Now Sammy will provide almost every OS option.
15. GeekMovement (Posts: 1833; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Maybe Samsung can learn to focus on the quality on each of their flagship devices on different operating systems rather than releasing hundreds of android galaxy variations. (:
2. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Microsoft couldn't find any better choice than Sammy and Sony.
14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 281; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Samsung, Sony and Huawei are the best choice. Samsung is biggest smartphone manufacturer. Sony is huge in Japan, largest market for apps revenue for both play store and ios. Huawei is one of the fastest growing smartphone maker.
3. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 216; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
I doubt if they will give cash. Most probably they wil provide the OS free of cost. Whatever it is, will be good for the WP OS.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 2040; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Subsidies are fine, but it is still a profit they aren't earning. Problem is, if Apple with their high margins and what not make about $10 billion per quarter on all their products combined, when exactly does MS expect to recoup their 2.5+ billion handout if they do give it all away? First they have to reach Apple style volume, then Apple style profits (approximately) and then they will make it back...
9. LikeMyself (Posts: 352; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
Samsung has no problem using different OSes.If only Nokia could have done that,then we'd see Nokia conquering the world instead of Samsung!!!
10. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
totally true. but look what stubbornness did to them
11. jpd514 (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
It is a smart move from Microsoft if the money is deducted from licensing fee. This 2.5 billion is from revenues they would never had anyway.
12. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
This unnecessary wasting of resources could easily be averted if Microsoft can make WP OS more attractive and better than Android OS. There is no need to bribe OEMs if they can just make WP OS better or at par with Android. I don't know why they are so adamant and sluggish in feeding and developing WP ecosystem. Receiving money from Microsoft is highly dangerous.... They always screw there partners to a state of moribund!!!
16. b1acktiger (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Surprised to see HTC in the listed in "Others".