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Though Microsoft builds its own Windows Phone platform to compete in the mobile OS space, rival Google's free-to-use Android operating system could become a very lucrative business for Microsoft.
Speculated to have responded to negative comments and public policy, Microsoft has once again amended its Office 2013 license terms to make owning Office 2013 more consumer-friendly.
Research in Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins may be moving the company more in the direction of Google than Apple as Heins says that his company may license its mobile OS to other smartphone-makers and RIM may sell off its BlackBerry smartphone hardware business.
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Microsoft makes almost as much in Android licensing as it does from selling Windows Phone 7.
Richard Kerris, HP's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations for webOS, has confirmed that HP will explore potential hardware partners for webOS.
CEO Steve Ballmer of Microsoft re-affirms his company's commitment to the Windows Phone platform during a keynote at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, California.
With HP hoping to license out its webOS mobile platform for other hardware-makers to use on their branded smartphones and tablets, one company that may be interested may be Samsung
While Android, unlike Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 from Microsoft, is a free operating system for manufacturers to use, customize, and implement on devices such as smartphone, the free OS is still generating quite a bit of revenue for Google, the OS's maker.