What is behind MS acquisition of Nokia?

This graph from the WSJ explains the enormity of MS goal behind its acquisition of Nokia.
The line of business MS wants to develop, and on which it is staking its future, has now almost no weight in its profit.
MS is trying to effect a change similar to the one IBM underwent years ago. It wants to become a different business, full stop.
Acquiring Nokia is an admission of its inability to generate innovation from within. MS wants to become a new Apple and Nokia is the platform for that conversion.
MS has huge amounts of cash purely because Google is now focusing on mobile devices. What would happen if Google decided to develop Android for PCs?



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