Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

Of course, Microsoft knows that their mobile OS will never be as good as iOS or even Android, so they're going after all the Android phone makers in order to get them to raise prices. This will ultimately help Apple, who is likely giving Microsoft some kickbacks on top of the extra royalty money Microsoft is raking in.

In a couple of months, Microsoft will announce a native iOS port of Office, as well as full HTML5 compatibility for Office 365. Eventually, Microsoft will phase out Windows and switch to producing apps exclusively for Mac and iOS, which everyone knows will dominate the PC industry within the next 5 years.

(NB: I haven't been getting enough sleep.)

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jboss1995 Member since:
2007-05-02

No they are going after free. They can't nor do they want to compete with free. They are not going after iSO.

Also the other providers need to step up and help, if they don't there will be precedence and will lessen their chance of winning when M$ goes after them.

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theosib Member since:
2006-03-02

\southern_us_accent{That was a joke, son.}

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