AfterDawn: Tech news

Microsoft has made more from Android phone sales than on WP7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 May 2011 23:42 User comments (2)

Microsoft has made more from Android phone sales than on WP7 Horace Dediu of Asymco has posted some interesting figures today, noting that Microsoft has actually made a lot more money off Android phone sales than it does off of phones sold running Windows Phone 7, its own operating system.
Citigroup analysts says that HTC pays Microsoft $5 for every Android device sold, which will add up to an expected $150 million in revenue this year.

So far, Microsoft has sold just 2 million Windows Phone 7 licenses at an estimated $15 per license. $30 million is significantly less than what the company will make from HTC only this year.

Microsoft is expected to strike similar deals with other Android manufacturers that it has sued over the past two years over patent disputes.

When they do, revenue from Android could outshine WP7 sales for at least a couple of years.

Previous Next  

2 user comments

128.5.2011 9:15

That just shows how bad it is for Microsoft the only way they can make a mobile phone profit is by piggy backing of android with silly patents. This patent thing is really getting out of hand, even open source products can't be truly open if so money hungry company goes snooping around for crap.

230.5.2011 11:14

Huh, how ironic this is! It takes Google's products to get the mobile dept of Microsoft up? Pathetic if you ask me. They can't even get even profit for their own phones. If you ask me, Microsoft is doomed from the get-go for sure!!

Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive