Samsung to pay royalty to Microsoft on Android Use


With infringing several of ’s patents,  has a huge leverage in the mobile space. HTC had agreed to pay $5 on every device it sells with Android. The price was low after HTC agreed to release as many based devices eauivalent to its Android devices.

Now Microsoft is after the bigger target i.e , in the last few months has clearly emerged as a leader in Android Devices and Microsoft is demanding to pay $15 per device sold. But after negotiations figure might be quite lower. Unlike who is suing Samsung, Microsoft can benefit a lot by Samsung.

In the past Microsoft’s major weakness has been the hardware its mobile operating system runs,  it had very few options like and HTC , but Samsung will be a great addition to the list along with Nokia. Microsoft is expected to settle for a lower fee if Samsung accepts on releasing more Windows 7 devices and using some of its services as default in Android based device.

Linked to the negotiations are licensing for Windows 7 as well. Within a few days we will know the outcome.

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