Rumour claims Microsoft may pay $1bn to Samsung to focus more on Windows Phone


A new rumour is making its rounds throughout the tech community. The story stems from blogger Eldar Murtazin, who claims Microsoft might encourage Samsung to take Windows Phone products more seriously, with the help from a $1 billion incentive plan. While there are no actual facts to back this claim at this point, we believe the motive behind the idea makes a lot of sense, considering Microsoft will soon be the majority shareholder of the Windows Phone market via Nokia.

OEM partners like HTC, Samsung and Huawei are not moving a lot of units. By offering incentives to Android’s largest OEM partner seems to make a lot of sense.

The Redmond-based company has a lot of cash reserves and is able to make this rumour a reality. It’s noted that Nokia was originally the first to receive such a deal from Microsoft in the first place and still does. Microsoft’s deep pockets can also garner an incentive program for third party app developers to publish for the mobile operating system.

With that said, it is for now just a rumour, so take it with a grain of salt. In addition, the source of his rumour has had a mixed record so far and should be taken lightly until we receive real facts.

Via SamMobile
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