Android Smartphones Before Sale to Microsoft -->
The team had reportedly been successful in porting the Android OS to Lumia phones before
A sale of the handset business would enable both firms to ensure that the Windows Phone OS carries on in a major handset vendor without either side losing face.
Mobile networks would also have been reasured, as they are increasingly worried about the Andoid/Apple duopoly in smartphone software. A viable third OS is seen as essential for competition.
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