Microsoft’s dual-screen phone will live or die by the apps

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We’re all still sort of reeling from the news that Microsoft is back to making phones again — and because it’s basing them on Android. I’ve already written once about some thoughts I have about the confluence of Android, Google, and Microsoft, but there is so much history here that there’s much more to say.

I really can’t get over Microsoft making an Android phone, not after all the angst it went through trying to make Windows Mobile work, then Windows Phone, then buying Nokia, then… alright I won’t get into the whole story here — because the end of it is that it was Android (not the iPhone) that definitely beat Windows Phone.

Android, by the way, only exists because Google’s old CEO Eric Schmidt was worried that Microsoft was going…

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