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HTC pays Microsoft $5 for every Android phone

May 29, 2011, 02:06 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sharon Chan)

"The report, released today, said the fee was the result of a settlement reached between the Taiwanese phone maker and Microsoft over patent claims. HTC sells phones and tablets that run on Android, as well as Microsoft's mobile operating system Windows Phone.

"Microsoft has sued Motorola and Barnes & Noble over patent claims on Google's mobile operating system Android.

"Google gives away Android at no charge, and Microsoft is pursuing lawsuits against manufacturers that install the software on devices they sell."

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