Microsoft Drops Licensing Fees for Windows Phone
Microsoft today said that it will no longer require hardware makers to pay a licensing fee for Windows Phones or Windows tablets as long as they have a screen size of 9 inches or less. This means companies will no longer need to pay Microsoft to use its smartphone and tablet platforms in their hardware and devices. Theoretically, this should boost the number of companies interested in making Windows Phone and other Windows hardware.
Or some might say...
Android is free to OEM's, thus no one is going to pay to make a Windows tablet if they can make an Android tablet free of charge. ...