Microsoft will pocket $3.4 billion from Android this year

Shawn Knight

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Microsoft’s troubles with Windows 8 have been widely reported but they pale in comparison to the struggles that Redmond is having with their Windows Phone mobile operating system. Along with Nokia, the two have given it their all but the...

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[SIZE=13px][FONT=arial]And then, why Microsoft sues Android in Europe since it profits so much from it? Something is not right here...Like the software patents... Anyway Microsoft is surely the most disgusting tech company either it profits from an open source OS based on Linux or not...[/FONT][/SIZE]
 

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[SIZE=13px][FONT=arial]And then, why Microsoft sues Android in Europe since it profits so much from it? Something is not right here...Like the software patents... Anyway Microsoft is surely the most disgusting tech company either it profits from an open source OS based on Linux or not...[/FONT][/SIZE]
Microsoft are just playing the broken patent game. The problem is the allowing of vague patents and being able to patent the obvious, it's all broken and should be scrapped.
 
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wastedkill

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If they make so much money from Android, why do they bother with Windows 8 phone then?
Because Microsoft know google will replace the current patented stuff with there own technology soon so they need a "Backup Plan" as google knows they can do better making there own technology than using patented stuff but I think they used patented stuff to speed up the process of delivering the OS and the phones.
 

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If they make so much money from Android, why do they bother with Windows 8 phone then?
Because Microsoft know google will replace the current patented stuff with there own technology soon so they need a "Backup Plan" as google knows they can do better making there own technology than using patented stuff but I think they used patented stuff to speed up the process of delivering the OS and the phones.
You're probably right but I think it's also a case of greed begets greed.
 
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They main patent Microsoft is milking is the FAT (File Allocation Table) patent and it will expire next year.
 
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God Bless America. Glad to see companies still get paid when other use their intellectual property.