Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE[7]: patents
by bentoo on Fri 21st Jun 2013 23:06 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: patents"
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There are no licensing fees to Android. [/quote]

Simply incorrect. Samsung has to pay Google licensing for Google applications/services (in addition to Microsoft licensing).

[q]Oh, and before Android is "holding Samsung back", Tizen at least will have to catch up with it. Which it won't -- ever. Hell, Tizen hasn't even caught up with MeeGo Harmattan.

Why? Most of the users don't know or even care what the underlying OS on their phone is. If it runs and has the features and apps they want nobody will care that Tizen hasn't caught up to Android. After all, the majority of people think that TouchWiz IS Android and that the back button is supposed to be on the left not the right.

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