Windows Phone Central and its sister site Android Central are both hearing rumors from their contacts that Microsoft may be in early talks with handset maker HTC to drop its licensing fee for putting Windows Phone on HTC's future phones, in the attempt to keep OEMs on board with Windows Phone while Microsoft absorbs Nokia's handset business. HTC makes the 8S and 8X phones, launched last year as part of Windows Phone 8's big hardware push. Since then, the vast majority of new Windows Phone hardware has come from Nokia. The more interesting take is that the reported negotiations may include an option for HTC to include both Android and Windows Phone OS on their phones, like dual-booting on desktop PCs. It's not a strategy that I think makes much sense for the majority of normal smartphone users--having two completely different software experiences on one device taking up valuable storage capacity sounds convoluted.