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Microsoft now collects royalties on 70 percent of Android devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2012 22:55 User comments (3)

Microsoft now collects royalties on 70 percent of Android devices Aluratek and Coby have settled and will pay royalties to Microsoft over Android devices.
The companies are now added to the huge list of companies that pay Microsoft whenever they sell an Android device.

Microsoft proudly boasted that it now collects royalties on 70 percent of all Android phones and tablets.

Coby makes low-end tablets and netbooks (among other items) and Aluratek makes cheap Android e-readers and tablets.

Microsoft has long held that Android and Chrome OS infringe on their patents, and it is becoming clear that whatever patent they have is strong enough that no company is even risking taking it to court.

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3 user comments

110.7.2012 11:22

Sooo...the threats are valid enough to get money out of companies, but not actually strong enough to sue Google, eh?

Something stinks in sh1tville...

210.7.2012 11:22

Apologies...double post...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jul 2012 @ 19:11

310.7.2012 18:59

punks

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