In order to enhance the price competitiveness of entry-level PCs, Microsoft lowered Windows 8.1 licensing fees US$30 for some vendors or ODMs, the sources said.
PC players general hold the opinion that further reductions in licensing fees will give them more flexibility in pricing, but this is unlikely to significantly push up PC sales, the sources indicated. Some PC players have recommended that Microsoft offer free licenses of Windows Phone for smartphones and Windows 8.1 for tablets to quickly increase adoption of the operating systems, the sources said.
Windows 8.1 license cost to be lowered for cheap devices?
Posted on Monday, Feb 24 2014 @ 11:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck