Right now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile operating system is being championed mainly by Nokia, which happens to be a company which was pretty much snapped up on whole by the software giant. Samsung did make an attempt to roll out a Windows Phone powered device before, but that did not really capture the imagination of the masses. Well, it seems that we have received word that Microsoft could very well pay up to a whopping $2.6 billion to the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Sony and other manufacturers in order to roll out Windows Phones devices in 2014.
The thing about Windows Phone is, it happens to be growing rather nicely at this point in time, but it is still lagging far behind the two top dogs in the industry – Android and iOS. Well, Windows Phone has turned out to be a decent alternative, and with Nokia shipping around 70 to 90% of all Windows Phones worldwide at this moment, it might help Microsoft’s cause for other manufacturers to jump aboard the Windows Phone bandwagon. It is said that Samsung is part of the plan, and they will receive $1.2 billion from Microsoft this year, with Huawei and Sony in line too at $600 million and $500 million, respectively. Where is HTC in the big picture?