Microsoft Cuts Windows Fees, Adds Mobile Partners

Microsoft will drop the price of Windows 8.1 for makers of some computers, as a way to compete with Google’s Android and Chromebook, Bloomberg News reported over the weekend.

Microsoft will charge manufacturers $15, as opposed to $50, for devices costing less than $250.

Speaking of Windows, Microsoft also said that it has added nine new partners for Windows Phone, including Lenovo, LG and ZTE. They join Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei.

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