First Google ditched HTC, opting to partner with Samsung for its co-branded flagship phone. Now, Microsoft is reportedly abandoning ship, according to Bloomberg News. Claiming that HTC doesn’t sell enough devices and lacks expertise in tablet production, Microsoft will no longer make its OS software available to HTC devices.  With the Samsung Galaxy S III looking formidable and the iPhone with its built-in audience, the only other horse in the mobile device race looks to be Microsoft, with Nokia as its partner.

[via Bloomberg]