Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:27 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Microsoft "One company - Taiwan's Foxconn - makes a staggering 40 percent of the world's consumer electronic devices. Starting now, Microsoft will be getting paid a toll on many of those devices. The company's long patent-licensing campaign has landed its biggest client yet in licensing Foxconn, formally named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Foxconn has agreed to take a license for any product it produces that runs Google's Android or Chrome operating systems." More protection money for the Microsoft patent mafia.
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So technically...
by drcoldfoot on Thu 18th Apr 2013 19:59 UTC
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The Android tax on Foxconn would turn out cheaper for Phone/Tablet designers, provided that Foxconn is their manufacturer. Well, that's if their lawyers had forethought.

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