Friday, September 30, 2011

MSFT To Earn More from Android Than WinPhone

Electronista has an interesting story. Samsung's licensing deal with Microsoft to avoid patent battles over IP that is part of Android, at something like $3-6 per handset, will yield Microsoft more revenue than it earns at $15 per Windows Phone 7 license on the 1.7m units that ship with Windows Phone 7.

One wonders what IP Microsoft has that's embedded in the Linux-based open-source phone software. Is there real MSFT innovation in there, or just patent trolling on old tech Samsung preferred not to be in court over?

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