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[4]: Wakeup call
by JAlexoid on Thu 8th Sep 2011 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wakeup call"
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There is a little fact that gets overlooked - iOS kernel (aka ARM XNU port) is not opensource...

It's all about control for Apple and making such little changes that they could keep for themselves. GPL is prevents that.

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