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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by SonicMetalMan on Thu 7th Jul 2011 11:13 UTC
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Microsoft may have lost me with this one. How many other people feel the same way? I already run Ubuntu on the laptop I am using to write this, I have little concern now about reformatting my desktop PC to remove the Microsoft cruft called Windows. Probably will do it this afternoon.

In no way would a $15 extortion payment by Samsung impact my decision to buy Android handsets, they are simply better than WM7 in my opinion. I have no great love for Samsung's Android offerings but HTC gets my money every time.

The boys in Redmond have lost their minds if they think this legal action is going to help their cause in any way.

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by _txf_ on Thu 7th Jul 2011 11:36 in reply to "OMG"
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What the hell are you talking about?

Of course it helps them. 15$ per handset sold...

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