The Microsoft-Nokia deal closed, and Microsoft now builds and sells millions of phones each month. But more to the point, Microsoft now builds 94.5 percent of all Windows Phone devices. That’s according to adduplex, an advertising company that services the mobile platform.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has signed a patent agreement with HTC covering the phone maker's Android-based devices, and it's talking with other phone vendors as well about its "concerns" regarding Google's mobile operating platform.
Microsoft says it plans to issue an update for Windows Phone 8 next month, to fix a random rebooting problem that can affect the OS.
Earlier this month Windows Phone forum users started complaining that random reboots were affecting WP8 handsets such as the HTC 8X.
Patent concerns are apparently pushing Chinese phone vendors away from Google's Android operating system and toward Windows Phone 7. Huawei and ZTE plan to adopt Microsoft's smartphone operating system when the forthcoming & Mango& upgrade is released, according to a DigiTimes report....
An Apple iPhone 5 launch could surface Sept. 12. Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are holding a preemptive Windows Phone 8 launch event Sept. 5 in New York. Meanwhile, the Nokia World conference is set for Sept. 5-6 in Finland, while Samsung and HTC each appear to be prepping Windows Phone 8 devices for launch, perhaps as soon as September.