Microsoft Asks Samsung To Pay $15 For Every Android Phone Sold

Samsung is the world’s No.2 handset manufacturer, which sold more than 19 million smartphones during the Q2 of 2011. The Samsung Galaxy S is the only Android smartphone which managed to cross the 10 million mark and its successor, the Samsung Galaxy S II have already sold 3 million units in just 55 days. This might be a great achievement for Samsung, but the company have already started getting into troubles, thanks to the Android Operating System.

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Microsoft has recently asked Samsung to pay $15 for every smartphone based on Google’s Android Operating System since Google has used a wide range of patents in Android OS, which are held by the Microsoft. Back in April last year, Microsoft has already signed a similar patent agreements with HTC, where the Taiwanese mobile phone gaint agreed to pay Microsoft in exchange for the use of the patented technology in its Android powered smartphones.

Samsung is expected to negotiate with Microsoft and ask them to lower the payment to about $10 in exchange for a deeper alliance with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 devices. Samsung is also rumored to launched a new variant of its popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone based on the Windows Phone 7 OS. Microsoft is expected to get around $200 million a year, just from the sales of Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone.

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