How Google and Microsoft teamed up to try to reinvent smartphones

A really interesting professional article is linked here, writing up the coming together of Panos Panay (Microsoft) and Hiroshi Lockheimer (Google) over the course of 18 months, to repurpose the abandoned Project Andromeda hardware from Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10X to Android, potentially solving the 'long tail' app problem. Panos's catchphrase for what became the Surface Duo, "The Microsoft you love with the Android you know", is a bit tortuous, of course, but it seems that at least he's been consistent.


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