Norwegian Government Seeks Android Replacement For Windows Phones

Various sites are reporting on the end of the Windows phone era in Norway. The government there had leveraged the security and device management strengths of Windows Phone to move mobile services onto Microsoft's mobile platform.

Now the dearth of replacements for the last generation of Nokia handsets, which blended capability with affordability, has led Oslo to pursue Android for its replacement program.

Whilst the death of Windows phone as a viable product makes this unsurprising it also carries a risk for Microsoft. A move away from Windows on a phone is just one step removed from abandoning Windows elsewhere.