Microsoft to offer Windows Phone free to OEMs

Thursday 3 April 2014 | 08:50 CET | News
Microsoft announced it will start offering its Windows software free to manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets with screens of less than nine inches. Announced at its Build conference for developers in San Francisco, the end of a royalty on the software is expected to encourage more companies to develop Windows devices, especially lower-cost models. Also at the conference, Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of the mobile OS. It features the digital assistant Cortana, based on a character from the game Halo and powered by the Bing search engine. Cortana gets to know

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