"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
"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."