Yay ^_^ I'm really looking forward to owning a Mangofied phone. Although, I love my Nexus S, I just find Windows Phone 7 UI a nice change. I have tried Launcher 7, but compared to the real thing, lulz, nice try.
Originally Posted by Ikrin
I don't see the whole buzz. I'm not especially favoring Microsoft at the moment. Firstly, they charge a $15 licensing fee for WP7, and then they pretty much coerced HTC into a settlement that included a $5 licensing fee for each Android handset sold. From the time of that settlement, Microsoft has only sold a bit more than 2 million licenses, amounting to $30 million in revenue, while HTC has shipped out more than 30 million Android devices, making $150+ million for Microsoft, 5 times that of its sale from its own OS, and they're only seeking more royalty from other Android device manufacturers. It's more ironic that HTC actually produces WP7 phones and has long partnered with Microsoft.
You're making completely irrelevant points based on your personal grudge against Microsoft. o_O
Let's break things down, shall we? X3
I find it pretty amusing that you believe everything in life should be free (no really, read on!). Actually, I laughed when I read the $15 licensing fee as being an issue for you. It was hilarious. We all thank you. ^________________^
Hey, which hardware company complained about that again? Hm, oh right, none did.
"But Android is free, derpity derp!"...
Oh, I forgot, Android
. Yeah, because Google doesn't care to profit off Android, no other company should want to profit off their work. I mean, how crazy of them. To think, profit? Speaking of profits, hey Ikrin, do you have a job buddy? I hope you're not accepting a paycheck, you wouldn't want to be a hypocrite. That'd be pretty embarrassing. :C
Wait a minute, HTC coerced
You're definitely on to something, Ikrin. I mean, that must be what happened! HTC, we all know they're incompetent. Been around since 1997, over 5,000 employees, worth billions of dollars... yeah, completely incompetent. It's likely Microsoft did persuade them to pay money for something they really didn't owe.
Wait, I have an excellent idea! Ikrin, how about you send over an email to HTC? Think about it! With you're in depth knowledge, you could help them avoid getting coerced in the future! ^_^
I'm sure they'll be thankful. Heck, with their mediocrity in the business world, I'm sure your expertise will be refreshing to them.
Back to the topic on the release of Mango, kthx.