Microsoft may also cut Windows Phone licenses by 70%
Not too long ago, we heard a rumor that Microsoft might be dropping the Windows 8.1 license fees for lower cost devices. But, that may not be all that's happening. A new report is saying that Microsoft may also be considering cutting Windows Phone licenses by as much as 70% as well. Given the number of low-cost Android devices (including a new set from Nokia), having lower license fees might be a necessity.
The news comes from Infosonics CEO Joseph Ram. Infosonics is a company that makes quite a few low-cost Android devices that tend to target Latin America. Microsoft just announced a number of new Windows Phone hardware partners recently who all tend to focus on low-cost devices, including Longcheer and Gionee in China, and Karbonn and Xolo in India. Those partners will likely be the beneficiaries of this price drop.