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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 wyatt @ 2011-07-06 19:24 from vjXX - click to readsorry man, but samsung had never been a manufacturer that makes a good phones. Its phones are worse than others and prices are higher. Only fans pay money for samsung.

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  • 2011-07-06 19:46
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> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-07-06 19:38 from MA%X - click to readIntriguing

What does mean...are infringing its intellectual property ???

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  • 2011-07-06 19:43
  • LuNX

how embarrassing for apple and now microsoft, samsung does well so apple decide to sue now android is doin well and microsoft wants a piece of the cake, cant they just accept defeat that samsung and android r kickin butt

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  • 2011-07-06 19:41
  • n5Pn

now a days Samsung is goin good
may b the futre king in cell phone market
thatswhy evry1 is feeling jealious of em

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  • 2011-07-06 19:38
  • U@HB

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-07-06 19:33 from LuNX - click to readSomething in the Kernel perhaps?But acording to what i read(maybe i missunderstood it)Oracle owns all the rights to Linux and i belive they also wanted to sue Google over Android

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  • 2011-07-06 19:38
  • MA%X

What the hell ? Has MS forgotten that Samsung sells a considerable share of their WP7 devices ? If MS has successfully pissed them, Samsung may just scrap their own latest WP7 projects.

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  • 2011-07-06 19:36
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> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-07-06 19:32 from MA%X - click to readIs not the programming is something else....

Dunno exactly but is something inside...and is good the sue, that HTC is accepting pay that money and Samsung is looking some "discount", this means they know theres something wrong and agree to pain instead receive a full demand from Microsoft...that can be multi-millionare losses for phone companies..

So Microsoft "grab from the horns the beast"

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  • 2011-07-06 19:33
  • LuNX

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-07-06 19:29 from LuNX - click to readThat would be a smart move yes...except Microsoft does not own any rights to the Linux programing language another company does(Oracle i belive)so unless said company is in any way affiliated with Microsoft then Microsoft has no legal claim in this

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  • 2011-07-06 19:32
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> In reply to wyatt @ 2011-07-06 19:24 from vjXX - click to readthat's wasnty the reason...They also sue HTC and LG, the problem is the use of Linux-Kernel, since ever they was violating Microsoft patents and rights, and Android is using the same....so is not agains Samsung is agains Google but since google don't receive money they sue the ones that uses Android...Samsung, HTC, LG, and so on....

Very smart move of Microsoft, if they patent rights, no one can use it if not pay for it...is like goes against piracy...and since they are violating rights, is one kind of piracy and they pay something, not soo big, but important enough to win some money :P

That's why I said PATENTS are everything, if you own patents you win the game....

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  • 2011-07-06 19:29
  • LuNX

apple sue samsung, microsoft sue samsung... why? bcos samsung is the best handset ard in term of price and tech.

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  • 2011-07-06 19:24
  • vjXX

I knew that someday the companies will gonna open their eyes and see that Samsung is copying everyone, Apple & Microsoft are 2 of the biggest companies in the world so Samsung floor is earthquakeing now.

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  • 2011-07-06 19:15
  • LxdK

Patent war is really popular now these days...

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  • 2011-07-06 19:08
  • 9xJW

Then they can money from all manufacturer like LG sony etc for using android OS .

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  • 2011-07-06 19:02
  • s8YG

One of these days, Microsoft will sue everyone who makes anything that displays on a computer screen claiming they violated their patents in someway or another.

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  • 2011-07-06 19:00
  • 42cV

Samsung replies, "what the hell, its the android fanboys who will pay, we will still meet our target profit by raising price"
hahahaha

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  • 2011-07-06 18:48
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> In reply to Gin @ 2011-07-06 18:23 from 2@T9 - click to readI didn't pay 10 bucks extra for my Galaxy S II when I bought it last week. Samsung pays that for me. Samsung doesn't charge me extra 10 for what I purchased from them already.

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  • 2011-07-06 18:45
  • Ti8v

someone should patent the law suit

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  • 2011-07-06 18:44
  • 390e

By doing so Microsoft becomes the richest begger who can't be able to sell his own windows 7 phones!

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  • 2011-07-06 18:35
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-06 18:31 from 0xMa - click to readthat is the sad parts...are patents and agreements....

In this era patents are "Everything" :P

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  • 2011-07-06 18:33
  • LuNX

Samsung and htc boycoit the wm7!

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  • 2011-07-06 18:31
  • 0xMa

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