Microsoft recognizes that it can no longer ignore the fast-growing market of entry-level tablets.
Tablet manufacturers will have a stronger incentive to consider installing Windows instead of Android on low-cost tablets.
Bloomberg reports that the price for a preinstalled Window 8.1 license will drop from $50 to $15, for devices of any kind to sell at less than $250. That's a 70% drop in price for manufacturers.
If $15 was to become the average difference in price between Android and Windows low-cost tablets, it could give a huge boost to sales of Windows tablets.
So far, Windows tablets have been generally considered as a decent option for high-end, productivity-oriented tablets. But the entry-level segment of the tablet market is widely dominated by Android devices.
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