Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by teigetje
Microsoft It turns out that a lot of people haven't been paying attention. Over the weekend, a story about how Microsoft is earning more from HTC's Android devices than from its own Windows Phone 7 sales spread all across the web, with surprised reactions everywhere. Anyone who has been paying attention to Microsoft's recent patent trolling regarding Android could've seen this coming.
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HTC are not guilty
by Dr-ROX on Mon 30th May 2011 07:36 UTC
Dr-ROX
Member since:
2006-01-03

HTC are not guilty for this. Microsoft can ask for licence fee from any company, like Samsung or Motorola. HTC is a small comopany in comparison, so it's easy to bully them. But this licence fee nonsense is apllicable to all Android manufacturers.
I thing Google should do something about this, but they are not interested - as long as manufacturers do not drop makeing Android devices, google will sit silently.

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RE: HTC are not guilty
by moondevil on Mon 30th May 2011 18:37 in reply to "HTC are not guilty"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

That is exactly what many people in the OOS fail to learn.

Most big companies only give back enough to keep the community kind of happy. But what counts are their shareholders.

Yes, Microsoft has always played bad, but I doubt any other with their market size would be any better.

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