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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by jboss1995 on Mon 12th Sep 2011 17:41 UTC
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If they are stupid enough to pay them. Google said publicly that they would back them up. It is a big bluff and none of them had the guts to stay in the game so they all folded. Who's your daddy now BOYS. For all of us who would rather use a rock tablet and a chisel rather then buy something that would support a large monopolistic company like Microsoft have just been embittered by these companies. My next phone will still be and Android but not for on of these companies.

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