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Hello, MS-Android. Good-bye, Windows Phone

One Operating System to rule them all;
One Operating System to find them;
One Operating System to bring them all and in Android bind them.*

Or, some people would add, “in Google bind them.” But that’s not true: Android is much too open for Google to lock vendors in. Amazon proved that with its Kindle line, and now Microsoft’s smartphone company, Nokia, wants to show that Android will work well with Microsoft services too.

Yes, Microsoft is supporting Linux by way of Android. Do you really think — with the clock running down on Microsoft’s final acquisition of Nokia — that the Finnish phone company would make such a move without Microsoft’s full backing? I don’t.

I think Microsoft and Nokia have made a smart move. I’m not the only one.

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