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Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Microsoft: We welcome all device partners


Windows jumped up to take a dig at Google’s new acquisition. (Spencer Platt - GETTY IMAGES)
With news of Google’s Moto deal now on the books, others are starting to weigh in on what the proposed acquisition means for their companies.

My Post colleague Melissa Bell noted that the statements from LG, HTC, Sony and Samsung all sounded strangely similar in their praise of the acquisition and the way it shows Google’s “committed to defending Android ” as speculation swirled about how exactly the deal will affect Google’s Android partners.

Microsoft took a quick jump into the commenting fray, telling All Things Digital that — despite its partnership with Nokia — it’s now the only open ecosystem for phones.

“Investing in a broad and truly open mobile ecosystem is important for the industry and consumers alike, and Windows Phone is now the only platform that does so with equal opportunity for all partners,” Windows Phone President Andy Lees told the site’s Ina Fried.

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