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Microsoft demands royalties from Samsung over Android phones.

July 6, 2011

Microsoft is sure to make profit on mobile phone business, not from Windows Phone 7 but from Android phones. Reuters reported that Microsoft wants Samsung to pay smartphone license, specifically for the Android phones.

Microsoft Corp has demanded that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd pay $15 for each smartphone handset it makes based on Google Inc’s Android operating system as the software giant has a wide range of patents used in the mobile platform, local media reported on Wednesday.

Microsoft has been asserting that Android operating system is violating Microsoft’s patents. Previously Microsoft went after HTC to sign patent deal over Android phones. Microsoft also sued Motorola over Android phones.

Recently Microsoft also claims that Google’s Chrome OS is violating its patents.

This is not the first time Microsoft going after Open Source Software. Microsoft was asserting patent ownership on Linux operating system and signed a deal with Novell.


editor’s note post now, fix later – busy.

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