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Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made

06 July, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made - read the full textMicrosoft is demanding Samsung to cash in $15 for every Android phone sold to date on the base of using several of Microsoft's patents in these devices. HTC as the first company to give in to Microsoft claims and Samsung is now next. We bet you’re wondering what is actually infringing Microsoft...


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> In reply to get real mr. @ 2011-07-07 20:40 from pJm1 - click to readthis shows how powerful symbian is it run fast even on low grade processor where as android requires dual core, quad core and number is increasing still it is buggy (eg otimus 2x) however i still love Samsung

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  • 2011-07-08 07:23
  • vbRf

Is it something in Android or in the front-ends these two companies have created for it? Otherwise SE and Motorola should be receiving notices too. Especially considering the ubiquitous label of Droid applied haphazardly to Android phones that aren't even from Motorola.

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  • 2011-07-08 06:45
  • Rb1h

I agree samsung mess up and need to pay up. And i like windows phone 6.5 and the new 7.

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  • 2011-07-08 04:40
  • F5hC

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-07-07 22:22 from MA%X - click to readprecisely correct, i also observed that american tech companies, microsoft and apple in particular are trying to stop samsung to become the most powerful technology company, and american company are trembling, joining forces is the best way to do it.

Ironic, why now are these patent wars are coming out! I mean,why just now.

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  • 2011-07-08 03:51
  • w0QV

And the losers are........
Apple and MS..

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  • 2011-07-08 03:49
  • QI%c

> In reply to get real mr. @ 2011-07-07 20:40 from pJm1 - click to readwhata load of claptrap. giving nokia crap, biting the hand that feeds. no cellular hardware company would be where they are today without Nokia, show some respect.

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  • 2011-07-08 03:18
  • uFjb

looks like microsoft's jumping on the bandwagon alongside apple and with good reason, as much as i enjoy the look and function of the galaxy range they've completely ripped off the ergonomics and design of the iphone 3gs. no idea what patents microsoft is claiming against but make em suffer!

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  • 2011-07-08 03:11
  • uFjb

microsoft does not want to admit defeat from google. the numbers do not lie, the android device are the best seller around the world, sorry bill jajajaja

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  • 2011-07-08 02:41
  • L57y

I still wonder what these "patents" are and why they haven't been reviewed. I doubt MS actually contributed anything substantial to mobile phones, but I hear the patent infringements are mainly about how files get transferred. I don't use, nor support MS or Apple on my machines, so the act of extorting fees from the manufacturers is downright cowardly on MS's part. If the fees are to avoid being sued for "intellectual property", then they should put that "intellect" to good use and come up with a mobile OS that can actually compete in the mobile world.

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  • 2011-07-08 01:56
  • kW0s

This is kinda funny, ok, assuming there is an infringement, did they just notice.....or....maybe they need more money....they shud add moto,lg ang se, that shud produce mo cash. Anyway, here's wot wud make me laff-Apple sues Microsoft for havin stupid limitations like useless bluetooth....among

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  • 2011-07-07 23:52
  • ftVi

> In reply to Amanha @ 2011-07-07 21:00 from nUcx - click to readOh!
You are trying to say that tomorrow if u invent something and i took credit for it, you'll be happy to move out of my way and let me take credit for it!
Well then I'm waiting very eagerly!

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  • 2011-07-07 22:51
  • utu7

> In reply to Fade. @ 2011-07-07 20:52 from 3pGx - click to readWhat patents?Microsoft did not even explain that.Oracle is the legal owner of the Linux rights not Microsoft.Between this and Apple sueing Samsung i am starting to belive that Microsoft and Apple have joined forces to try and slow down Android´s growth

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  • 2011-07-07 22:22
  • MA%X

What patents?

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  • 2011-07-07 21:24
  • 0x2A

Just because Android phones are more sucessful and sell more than Windows based phones, Microsoft are getting annoyed, therefore greedy.
Why cant they accept they have competition instead of being stupid?

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  • 2011-07-07 21:00
  • nUcx

> In reply to tiggerlator @ 2011-07-07 13:59 from 0nX3 - click to readHow is it greedy if someone brakes your patents? The way Samsung reacts to it(Willing to pay money for Microsoft) clearly means that Samsung knew from the start Android brakes Microsofts patents.

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  • 2011-07-07 20:52
  • 3pGx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-07 12:40 from p8c4 - click to readwhat im comparing is a previous flagship phone one that was regarded as some kind of ass kicking machine and is in fact still regarded by nokia fan boys. And if i must then fine. Lets take the n9...what are they running ? The super mega slowish bugish crapish Symbian anna shmanna...and how much does it cost ? About 500 euros. Lol single core slow crap wih crap gpu crap lets take optimus 2x or xperia arc or sgs or sgs2 or defy...etc...awesomely fast phones with IU that work like a dream..take the optimus 3D with 3d recording dual core super fast flash 10.1 at the same price as a n9.i loved nokia but now i say screw them.the only thing i will miss is the fm transmitter.

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  • 2011-07-07 20:40
  • pJm1

desperate losers!

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  • 2011-07-07 19:43
  • Lb1K

i didn't thought this could be possible ...=DD laamee

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  • 2011-07-07 19:31
  • p3D$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-06 23:20 from mhBX - click to readThat´s how it is in my country(Portugal)

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  • 2011-07-07 19:14
  • MA%X

> In reply to Nokia Rules @ 2011-07-07 13:18 from kJX3 - click to readThe Flip Clock is from HTC. It does not belong to Android. The Flip Clock exists in Windows Mobile 6 before Android. Furthermore, everyone is copying each other nowadays.

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  • 2011-07-07 17:25
  • qbc0

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