Nokia Android Phone Was Real—As Was A Microsoft Surface Phone

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Or, how $7.2 billion prevented a fratricidal bloodbath.

Nokia Android Phone Was Real—As Was A Microsoft Surface Phone

Microsoft and Nokia—now the tightest of friends, following Microsoft's $7.2 billion bid for the phone maker's devices and services arm—could well have had it in for each other had things gone otherwise. Nokia, it turns out, already had Android running on its Lumia smartphones as an experiment (says the New York Times), while Microsoft was testing its own smartphone based on its Surface tablet (says the Verge).

Alas for the fratricidal possibilities that now we'll never see.