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Acer Coming Back to Windows Phone in 2015


News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014.

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Acer is a long term Microsoft partner and has been building Windows PCs for many years, but the Taiwanese company pulled out of the Windows Phone market and has been releasing Android devices. While rolling out a couple of new Android smartphones today, there are reports that Acer will make a return to the Windows Phone fold in 2015.

Focus Taiwan cites "sources familiar with the project" who say that Acer is definitely preparing to come back to Windows next year, but there are no further details. Indian outlet Gizbot claims that the new Acer WP smartphone will be released some time during the first half of 2015, which means it will arrive with Windows 8.1 and not Windows 10. Microsoft's new universal OS is expected late in the summer or early fall 2015.

Microsoft has been trying to bolster the amount of OEM's who build for its platform and this year a number of smaller companies have joined the Windows Phone family. The operating system as arguably matured this year with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Cortana virtual assistant. While still not as robust as iOS and Android, WP is now a compelling alternative and there are rumors that some big names are ready to try they luck with the platform.

HTC has already joined the platform with the One M8 for Windows Phone, while LG, Xiaomi, and Samsung are all rumoured to be building smartphones for next year.

source: Focus Taiwan

 
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