Linked by kristoph on Thu 8th Sep 2011 17:48 UTC
Legal Microsoft has announced today that it has reached patent licensing agreements with Acer and ViewSonic that cover Android smart phones and tablets. These companies join HTC [and several others] in paying Microsoft for each deployed Android device. Microsoft's strategic approach to Android is very different from Apple's. Where Apple is attempting to stop or otherwise delay the deployment of Android devices Microsoft is lining their coffers with royalties paid by OEMs for the privilege of shipping them. It's a strategy that is already generating more profit for Microsoft the its less then successful Windows Phone platform and could contribute dramatically to Microsofts bottom line going forward.
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RE[2]: It just hit me
by ephracis on Thu 8th Sep 2011 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE: It just hit me"
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Yes, but I think that this "fanboyism" is not something new. I think we had it (but maybe expressed in some other form) before the Internet got big. Besides, the BBSs and Usenet groups did contain some flamewars, did they not?

But maybe people were more into editors than companies and brands back then. ;)

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