Microsoft thinks of making Windows Phone, Windows RT free

The tremendous rise in popularity of Google’s free Android operating system has apparently made Microsoft reconsider its mobile OS plans, a report claims.

According to this report Microsoft may make Windows Phone and Windows RT free of charge in an attempt to win a larger market share and thus fight Android. Of course this will not happen overnight so do not expect these operating systems to become free in 2014 but a more realistic time period touches the year 2015. Most likely the first free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT will be based on the so-called Windows Threshold OS.

The move is rather logical according to analysts as Microsoft has enough money and the tools to attempt a change in fortunes on the mobile OS market. Microsoft just recently acquired Nokia, which now makes it the largest manufacturer and seller of Windows Phone-based devices.

Still, take this information with a grain of salt as the report is unofficial and Microsoft has not yet commented on this story.


Source: X-bit Labs

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