Microsoft Will Soon Begin Receiving Royalties From Samsung on Android Devices

Discussion in 'Android Tablet News' started by dgstorm, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Microsoft and Samsung have entered into a new cross-licensing agreement that will not only allow the two companies to "share" their patent portfolios, but will also allow Microsoft to earn royalties from Samsung for all their Android devices. This is a similar situation that has been happening for sometime, in which Microsoft earns licensing fees from Android OEMs, like HTC and others. The primary difference is that Samsung appears to be gaining more than some of the other companies in this same situation with a more lucrative cross-licensing deal. There were no specifics given as to the amount that Microsoft will make from each device, but realistically speaking, MS stands to make a huge amount of money from this new deal. This kind of deal seems like a win-win situation. It's a shame that Apple doesn't seem to want to follow this example. Here is the press release:
    Source: via DroidMatters
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

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