If OEMs skin Android to appease carriers, whither Windows Mobile?
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012
Motorola Mobility's CEO says Android handset manufacturers skin Android with their own UIs because the carriers demand it. Apparently it gives the illusion of a broader OS product offering than if they all ran stock Android. If this is true though, wouldn't the carriers embrace Windows Mobile phones as a truly differentiated OS choice? Apparently they aren't, because Microsoft is just launching a $200million program to pay salespeople a bounty for each Windows Mobile phone they sell, in an effort to get them to actually show the phones to prospective customers.
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