Just as 2013 was beginning, I wrote a post called "Should Microsoft Embrace Both Android and Firefox OS?" The gist of the post was that Microsoft's entries into a couple of important product categories--including smartphones and tablets--have included many missteps and its best advice may be to embrace open source mobile technology, especially Android.
Fast-forward to now, as the last days of 2013 are upon us, and there are reports emerging about a new class of hardware products that will arrive at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) called PC Plus devices. Purportedly, these are going to run both Windows 8 and Android. Better late than never, Microsoft.