Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Sep 2011 15:36 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the biggest one yet. Microsoft's professional extortion campaign - the third side of the same triangle it shares with Apple and Oracle - has finally hit Samsung. The two companies have signed a patent licensing agreement concerning Samsung's use of Android, in which a rumoured fee of $15 (!) per device will flow from Seoul to Redmond. Not entirely coincidentally, that's about the price of a Windows Phone 7 license.
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by Icaria on Thu 29th Sep 2011 07:09 UTC
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I hate to repeat myself but the leading, heavily editorialised presentation of this story is really unnecessary.

Anyway, wasn't it rumoured that HTC is only paying $1-2 per device? How'd Samsung screw up negotiations so badly? The thought of $1-2 of my money going to MS is hard enough to stomach, now I'm not sure I could bring myself to buy a Samsung Android phone.

Here's hoping Samsung start selling Android phones without Android, with the 'sync' software downloading and installing CyanogenMod. It's not going to happen but I can always dream.

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