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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 Yet Another Android @ 2011-07-07 00:58 from RbqJ - click to readWhat will happen.

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  • 2011-07-07 16:27
  • 01ap

How about Sony Ericsson? is Microsoft going to sue them as well?

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  • 2011-07-07 16:21
  • wYIh

> In reply to Nokia Rules @ 2011-07-06 23:15 from kJX3 - click to readwhy microsoft dont sue apple for the multi-touch.

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  • 2011-07-07 16:21
  • 01ap

Lol @ Microsoft cheap trick.

they are making more money with android than WP7 by suing every body.

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  • 2011-07-07 15:36
  • 01ap

Yeah! Sue the whold world

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  • 2011-07-07 15:21
  • TK4F

@ get real mr. sweet well said haha

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  • 2011-07-07 14:35
  • NH{w

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-07 14:26 from NH{w - click to readI agree with you mate.
Samsung is dominating not only in mobile industry, but in the entire electronics world as well.

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  • 2011-07-07 14:34
  • uF0A

@ Verytired i completely agree with you android rocks symbian,nokia,microsoft and apple sucks!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2011-07-07 14:31
  • NH{w

Samsung has nothing to lose anyway. They can just let the consumers pay for the charges demanded by Microsoft. The only pain here is that the amount required is far more expensive than with HTC. Five bucks is reasonable, knowing that Samsung manufactures millions of units throughout the world so that's a huge kick back to MS. Despite of this issue - we, Samsung Android users, are still willing to pay for any additional cost for every unit. :)

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  • 2011-07-07 14:31
  • uF0A

first apple and now microsoft? sour grapes and you both suck just cant take it that Samsung dit better and are the BEST

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  • 2011-07-07 14:26
  • NH{w

> In reply to vyga @ 2011-07-07 10:36 from nH{R - click to readnobody say they wont pay :)

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  • 2011-07-07 14:08
  • ibjG

microsoft taking money from samsung, so samsung will try to get money from public, therefore probably it will result in more costly samsung droids!!!!........................

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  • 2011-07-07 14:02
  • YQxa

Greedy bastards

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  • 2011-07-07 13:59
  • 0nX3

> In reply to Anon @ 2011-07-07 04:25 from 2CRj - click to readDude, don't be in denial and see the resemblance of the notification system of Symbian Belle and Android. The one on Belle resembles Android more than it resembles Maemo. Belle is trying to make S^3 look like Android.

Symbian Belle's flip clock is inspired by HTC Sense. You see, even the author of the article below thinks that Belle is trying to make S^3 look like Android. Read the reader comments, they agree that it's an attempt to copy Android.
http://mynokiablog.com/2011/07...-1/#comments

Symbian Belle's pull down notification system
http://mynokiablog.com/wp-cont...rop-down.jpg

Now let's compare the pull down notification of Belle with the one on Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo.
http://www.gsmarena.com/showpi...amp;idPage=3

Doesn't that look similar? The placement of the switches at the top of the notification tray, the placement of the 'Clear' button, and the implementation of the notification system is inspired by Android. You can't deny that Symbian Belle is inspired by Android.




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  • 2011-07-07 13:18
  • kJX3

> In reply to Yet Another Android @ 2011-07-07 00:58 from RbqJ - click to readDefending Nokia? How is Nokia related to this: "Microsoft demands royalties for every Samsung droid made"?

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  • 2011-07-07 13:01
  • vjsT

Now Microsoft survival on this cheap things and royalties. MS why don't u adopt Unix.

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  • 2011-07-07 12:56
  • KSid

Samsung has nothing to lose anyway. They can just let the consumers pay for this amount. We, Samsung Android users, are willing to pay for additonal charges.

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  • 2011-07-07 12:48
  • uF4v

> In reply to Get real mr. @ 2011-07-07 10:22 from pJm1 - click to readDude, you are comparing old phones to new phones, and new prices to oldprices and second hand price at the same time and vice verca. Doesn't make any sense. That was a complete joke of a comment.

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  • 2011-07-07 12:40
  • p8c4

That's means whatever Samsung do on Smartphone , that Giant apple and Microsoft is afraid and be very afraid off. This show the power of android s not to be underestimate.

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  • 2011-07-07 12:33
  • u{EH

this patent wars and stuff are getting soooooo CHEAP and tiring
and why would htc pay 5 but samsung has to pay 15?

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  • 2011-07-07 12:14
  • jg%k

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