Is Android the future of Microsoft?

What a terrible mark of desperation for Microsoft that we’re even discussing the possibility of them becoming an Android company. Who would have thought we’d see them in this kind of situation back in the 90s when the company was on top of the world? My oh my, how the mighty have fallen! The article lists some good reasons why a Microsoft version of Android would benefit the company. But I’m forced to question whether or not this is a realistic possibility for Microsoft. The company has a history of wanting control over software platforms, it seems highly unlikely to me that Microsoft will ever be able to dump the “Windows first” mentality it has had all these years.