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HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone

HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone
News from Record-Searchlight:

NEW YORK (AP) — HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside.

HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones.

“By no means does this indicate we’re moving away from Android,” HTC spokesman Jeff Gordon said.

HTC Corp. was the first company to release a phone using Google’s Android operating system back in 2008, but it now lags behind Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and other makers of Android phones despite critical acclaim for the HTC One.

HTC was also the first to release a Windows phone, in 2002, but it hasn’t had a new one since 2012.

Gordon said HTC has been waiting until it had something strong enough to compete with Lumia phones from Nokia, a business Microsoft now owns. A mid-range device, he said, “would completely be overshadowed by the competition.”

HTC also benefits from Microsoft’s decision this year to give away its Windows Phone software for use in phones, as Google does with Android. The strategy reduces manufacturing costs for phone makers.

Yet the move comes as sales of Microsoft’s phones are declining. In the second quarter, IDC said 7.4 million phones were shi…………… continues on Record-Searchlight

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