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[DT]Microsoft Pulling in More Cash Courtesy of Android Than Windows Phone 7

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Keeping this information in mind, a Citi analyst reports that HTC is currently paying Microsoft $5 for every smartphone that it sells running Google's Android OS. The payments are a result of a patent settlement that Microsoft reached with HTC.

Horace Dediu of asymco took things a step further and reckons that HTC has shipped around 30 million Android-based smartphones. With royalty payments of $5 per device going to Microsoft, the boys from Redmond have received around $150 million thanks to sales of Android smartphones.

Microsoft claims that it has sold two million Windows Phone 7 licenses -- Dediu estimates $15 per license -- which would bring revenues from its latest smartphone operating system to $30 million. If these numbers are accurate, Microsoft is currently receiving five times as much money from Android than it is from its own smartphone OS.
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Ironic, but well done by Microsoft.
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Pretty sad that they're getting more cash out of that than WP7... rofl. I'd be embarrassed.
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Pretty sad that they're getting more cash out of that than WP7... rofl. I'd be embarrassed.
Why, you'd be rolling in 180m; embarrassment is an outdated emotion at that point.
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Pretty sad that they're getting more cash out of that than WP7... rofl. I'd be embarrassed.
Well i can bet you that Windows Phone platform product service,will grow alot more in this year and specially in 2012,so why the hurry,they are recieving revenues from the sales of the HTC Andriod Phones+ all the windows 7 phones they have in 2011.

It's a win-win situation for Microsoft.why the hurry?

Windows 7 Phone could start being succesfull in 2012 with all the plans they are making for this division.
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Why, you'd be rolling in 180m; embarrassment is an outdated emotion at that point.
Agreed, that is some nice cash, great for investing into more development, and making yourself rich.
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I really like the Windows Mobile interface, I'd like to get my hands on one for a few days and see how it works in real world use.

Anyone know what the royalty charge is for by chance?
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wow either way your filling microsoft pockets well at least it not apple
 
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Windows 7 Phone could start being succesfull in 2012 with all the plans they are making for this division.
I don't know about that. By the time they start really trying to sell Win7 phones, Win8 will be out, so no one will want them.
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What basis is there for this $15 per win7 license figure?
    
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