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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Google sucks.
by Windows Sucks on Wed 6th Jul 2011 18:00 UTC
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The thing out of all of this that gets me is that like with everything else (Like companies suing Android developers etc) Google is quiet! Microsoft has co-opted Android and Google has done nothing, said nothing and didn't indemnify anyone! Wow.

It's like they missed the last 20 years of the tech world where MS killed off almost everyone else doing the same stuff!

Did Google not plan for this at all or did Schmidt walk them over the edge? This is just crazy how quiet Google is.

And now Microsoft is pimpin Google for Chrome OS also. Yikes. Google might want to get back to what they do best and focus on that cause if Oracle wins Android will be a footnote.

Edited 2011-07-06 18:03 UTC

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