Microsoft is taking Indian market very seriously. Last month at the MWC 2014 event, it announced two mobile phone manufactures from India, Karbonn and Lava, both of which are enjoying handsome sales by selling cheap android phones.
According to an online report from TOI, Microsoft will be offering its mobile operating system for free. A senior executive with an Indian phone company confirms this rumor
For our planned Windows Phone handsets, we are not paying Microsoft a license fee. The company is obviously exploring new models for Windows Phone. It must have realized that the older model where it licensed the OS did not work out well, even with Nokia’s support.
If the OS does becomes free, it will surely gain a lot of traction. Mobile manufactures will also feel more confident as it will help them to sell phones at lower costs.