While Google does not make one penny on the actual sales of a single droid phone that sells, Microsoft with its litigated and adjudicated patents, has just now begun receiving truly serious income from the top manufacturers of the droid phones. Per agreements reached with Samsung, LG, Foxconn and HTC, they all will now pay between $8-$12 to Microsoft for every droid phone they manufacture and sell worldwide. This, of course, is why Google is now trying to get the carcass formerly known as Motorola, to "assemble" them in Fort Worth in a Hail Mary wish that Google can avoid having to pay Microsoft to make the droids just as the other manufacturers have just begun doing by assembling them in Fort Worth which most legal scholars think won't fly and that Microsoft will also collect on the MotoX phones as well. Bottom line? There's going to be an amazing and very hefty influx of brand new revenue pouring into Microsoft (it has just started) from patent royalties on all the droid phones sold worldwide which will have a big impact on the Top Line and Bottom Line of Microsoft over the next quarters for at least a few years. Buy Microsoft now while it is low and tune out the Googlebots that think they are helping Google by wasting their time posting here. For the record, I own a lot of Google stock and have it at very low initial purchase price so I make money either way. But, the real upside (and that's why I am an investor) is with Microsoft right now. All of that new droid smartphone sales money has just begun pouring into MSFT.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
For those, not in the know, this lawsuit has been going on for awhile and Google is trying desperately, every legal maneuver to avoid trying to pay up. Most manufactures are already paying up and truth is that Microsoft probably is making more money on Android then it is on WP8. The trouble started when Google bought handset maker Motorola and refused to pay up so MIcrosoft filed suit against Motorola. The alleged infringement involves calendaring, email syncing process, I think. Anyway now MS is trying to get an injunction against Motorola to block it from selling its phone here. The ITC has sided with Microsoft on this and Microsoft is asking the US to uphold the injunction until Motorola pays up. Google in my opinion, is a serial patent infringer and a bully. They sort of step all over peoples patents and they use their legal team to try and intimidate you or stall you in court as long as possible to try and avoid paying.
"Microsoft with its litigated and adjudicated patents"
Baloney. MS has never specified the individual patents involved here to my knowledge. If you have links to cases where these particular patents have been identified and asserted against Android and upheld in court as infringing, please provide them here.
Otherwise you're just another pumper talking out of your
"Google is now trying to get the carcass formerly known as Motorola, to "assemble" them in Fort Worth in a Hail Mary wish that Google can avoid having to pay Microsoft to make the droids just as the other manufacturers have just begun doing by assembling them in Fort Worth which most legal scholars think won't fly"
Please name the "legal scholars".
More talking out of your
s (more lies).
Cite the case law specifically or get back under Steve's desk so you can suck his
k some more.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
it's called the law. and it's enforceable. and the "thief" would be the infringer which would be google as the courts and the itc have consistently ruled over and over. regardless, microsoft gets to make all the money on the droids and it's just started to hit the microsoft books which should begin showing up next quarter. it's a wonderful thing: microsoft makes money on all the droid phones going forward and google doesn't get a penny.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
too late? nonsense!
they won't go out of business. they will eventually be forced to offer something that will sell and make a profit for them. the danger is pretty much over even though the pain isn't.
Where do you get your 8 - 12 estimate? TNW's detailed analysis indicates average of $3 with large players closer to $1. To quote: We can now do the math: 860 million Android devices in 2013, of which 65% pay Microsoft a fee, and that fee being $3 leaves Microsoft with $1.677 billion in Android revenue this year.