Microsoft could earn $8.8 billion from Android licenses by 2017
Exchange ActiveSync capabilities (which lets you sync calendars, email and documents from desktop to mobile) are all functions of Android devices that are covered by Microsoft patents.
According to Gartner, if Microsoft receives $1 for 50% of each Android device sold, it would receive $430 million this year. On the other hand, if the tech giant receives $8 per device, the number jumps to $3.4 billion. By 2017, if the percentages remain the same, Microsoft could be bringing in $5.9 billion and that figure jumps to $8.8 billion if the software giant can get paid for 75% of Android phones sold by then. That isn't terribly far-fetched considering that Microsoft says that its licensees account for about 80% of devices powered by Android's open source OS.
With this kind of money coming in from Android flavored phone sales without lifting a finger, it makes you wonder why Microsoft is trying so hard to get the owners of such phones to switch to Windows Phone.
source: DigitalTrends via WMPoweruser
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