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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RE: Thom has it backwards
by segedunum on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 21:50 UTC in reply to "Thom has it backwards"
segedunum
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Adroid is just a copycat of other OSes, and that's precisely because Google didn't bother to think of anything new, and that's in part because they willfully violate patents rather than thinking of new ways to do things. They decided to just copy and give their software away for free, thus undercutting everyone else while stagnating innovation themselves.

Ahhhh, Molly the Microsoft troll is still around I see..........

Lastly, Google could've licensed the Microosft patents years ago for a pittance, but were too arrogant...

They were too arrogant to pay up the protection money Microsoft demanded for non-existent patents! ROTFL.

...years later had to pay over twelve BILLION for a failing Motorola company

On the contrary, it means they don't need others to manufacture hardware for Android now.

in order to get some outdated patents fatten their meager patent portfolio.

Motorola invented the mobile. Nuff said.

Upset that Google isn't giving in like all the other weak minded and clueless companies, eh?

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