Tomahawk, WI 02/18/2014 (BasicsMedia) – The much awaited acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) could finally come to a close as expected by the end of March according to an official confirmation from Nokia. The €5.4 billion acquisition of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s mobile devices by Microsoft has been marred with lots of uncertainties in the recent past especially with the current Nokia’s tax dispute with the Indian authorities.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has already won a case that involved tax authorities in India freezing their assets including the company’s massive plant in Chennai. Nokia is currently seeking ways in which it can address similar matters that may arise in the coming future.

Nokia management expects the recent proceedings in India not to affect the closing of the agreement with MSFT according to a press release by the company. The closure is on course for completion awaiting regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) intends to use Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) mobile business to perfectly attack the mobile industry of which its fierce competitors have been performing exemplary well. Its windows software has not been a cup of tea with smartphone buyers, a trend the company would wish to improve on.

Microsoft might allow Android apps on Windows/WP

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is thought to be in advanced stages of allowing Android Apps on its windows phones in a bid of trying to improve the market share of Windows phones which have not been performing well in the market.

Successful execution of the plan is sure to bring more success to the widows phones as users will have freedom of movement in terms of apps they can install in the device. The only drawback at the moment, is the fact that employees are said to be highly divided on the matter. Some employees are of the opinion such a move will mostly lead to death of the windows platform.

A lot waits to be seen especially with the appointment off Satya Nadella who plans to improve the fortunes of the company’s mobile sector. Nadella has not suggested anything on the matter but only time will tell. Android app support will be beneficial as it will allow Microsoft to tap into the wide developer ecosystem that surpasses Windows apps

February 18, 2014 has been planned as the ex-dividend date for Microsoft shareholders who will be eligible for 28 cents per share earnings. The dividend yield stands at 3% compared to the average Dow yield of 2.7%

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was unmoved on Monday trading session closing the day at $37.62 a slight improvement of 0.03%.

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