Microsoft will pocket $3.4 billion from Android this year

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
May 10, 2013
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  1. 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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  2. 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...
  3. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 354   +71

    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.
    treeski likes this.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    If they make so much money from Android, why do they bother with Windows 8 phone then?
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    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.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    You're probably right but I think it's also a case of greed begets greed.
  7. They main patent Microsoft is milking is the FAT (File Allocation Table) patent and it will expire next year.
  8. God Bless America. Glad to see companies still get paid when other use their intellectual property.
  9. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    The Windows 8 platform is actually quite decent?

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