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Microsoft responds to Google's acquisition of Motorola

It was only a matter of time before we heard from Microsoft on Google's acquisition of Motorola but we never expected it to be a bunch of lies. Microsoft has apparently emailed the same statement to A

It was only a matter of time before we heard from Microsoft on Google’s acquisition of Motorola but we never expected it to be a bunch of lies. Microsoft has apparently emailed the same statement to American press attributed to its president of Windows Phone platform, Andy Lees. Also Read - New Motorola Mobility CEO, Dennis Woodside, announces plans, new hires

Investing in a broad and truly open mobile ecosystem is important for the industry and consumers alike, and Windows Phone is now the only platform that does so with equal opportunity for all partners. Also Read - China approves Google's acquisition of Motorola, deal to close in a week

Now this statement had been true had Microsoft not tied-up with Nokia and agree to pay it billions of dollars to choose Windows Phone over Android. In the bargain, Nokia got many concessions which includes having its own branded app store, the use of its maps on Windows Phone rather than Bing Maps, and if Nokia execs are to be believed, the ability to tweak with the Metro UI on Windows Phone. And Microsoft will pay Nokia to do all this. Does Microsoft offer a similar deal to HTC, Samsung, LG or any of its other vendor partners? At the moment, no. So how does Lees claim that Windows Phone is now the only platform with equal opportunities for all partners? Also Read - Rumor has it: Google to sell Moto's handset biz to Huawei

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2011 2:48 AM IST



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