Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services business in order to focus more on its mobile efforts, but the deal could actually hurt Windows 8 and 8.1 sales too.
is reporting that some PC
manufacturers might actually go for alternative platforms, including Google’s Chrome OS, and abandon Windows 8 as a way to protect against Microsoft’s decision to expand in the hardware sector.
The same happened approximately one year ago when Microsoft officially launched the Surface tablet
, with some companies
blasting the tech giant for creating its own device in order to compete with partners.