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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Comment by Gusar
by Gusar on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:00 UTC
Gusar
Member since:
2010-07-16

Just today I asked myself why MS hasn't gone after Samsung yet. And well, here we are. This craziness needs to stop. All these companies, and those spared for now but who make Android products, should pool their legal resources together and fight. And make Google join in too.

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RE: Comment by Gusar
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:02 in reply to "Comment by Gusar"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I indeed wouldn't be surprised if something is a'cookin' somewhere between Android device makers and Google. They all appear so relatively calm that it's scary (see Google's bidding behaviour in the Nortel thing). Almost like they know something we don't.

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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by bigdog on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
bigdog Member since:
2011-07-06

What do you think is " a'cookin' somewhere between Android device makers and Google"?

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RE[2]: Comment by Gusar
by JAlexoid on Wed 6th Jul 2011 20:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Gusar"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I just wonder why Sony jumped into the biding war on the side of MS. If they aren't planning on shipping WP7.

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