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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The Death of Android
by krreagan on Fri 8th Jul 2011 13:39 UTC
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If MS can do this on a wide spread basis, they will kill Android by ratcheting up the license fees so that Windows Phone OS will become cheeper and eventually succeed regardless of its technical merits. This will drive a lot of people to iOS devices because the type of people that use or develop for Android hate Apple less then they hate MS. If Google can't stop MS then no one can!


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