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Microsoft collects $10 royalty per device from Android vendors

Taco Cowboy (5327) writes | about 2 years ago

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Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Back in 2011 it had already rumored that Microsoft was aiming to collect $10 per device from vendors who sell Android-based handsets — see http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/139819/apple-could-collect-10-for-every-android-device-sold-expert-says

Now the rumor turns out to be true.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121122PD203.html

Approximately 70% of branded hardware vendors with Android products, including HTC, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Acer, Wistron, Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, and ViewSonic, are making royalty payments to Microsoft, with each vendor paying up to US$5-10 per device sold, the sources revealed.

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