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Microsoft's FUD goes mobile

Apr 28, 2010, 21:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Oates)

"HTC has agreed to pay Microsoft a royalty when it sells a mobile phone running Google's Android operating system.

"But why does Microsoft make money from Google's software? Android is based on open source software - and Microsoft has long raised fears that aspects of Linux may infringe on its patents.

"The deal with HTC is described as a patent agreement which "expands HTC's long-standing business relationship with Microsoft". HTC also sells phones based on Windows Mobile."

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