From an Android reality check
Android partners likely want to diversify their device portfolios anyway. With Motorola Mobility in hand, Google becomes a rival device maker. Samsung will throw more resources behind developing Windows models, argues Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics.
Ultimately, handset makers will sell the devices consumers want to buy, and Android along with Apple's iOS are likely to remain the dominant mobile operating systems powering them. But Microsoft has given Windows an opening.