Microsoft makes big money from Android phones and tablets!

Posted by jimlynch on Sep 12, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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Today in Open Source: Microsoft makes big money from Android! Plus: Mageia 4 Alpha 2 screenshot tour, and Virtualbox tips for Linux

Wow! I vaguely remember reading something about Microsoft making some money off of Android because of patents, but I had no idea it was that much. Well, I guess you can't blame them. If they hold the patents, they have a right to profit from them.

This is somewhat amusing to me though, as I've seen a lot of anti-Microsoft vitriol from some Android users over the years. I wonder how many of them know that part of the purchase price of their Android devices goes straight into Microsoft's pockets?

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