If this is accurate, Samsung is on pace to pay Microsoft upwards of $2 billion to use Android this year. That’s Microsoft, not Google.
HTC, which barely made money last quarter after profit fell 57%, may be paying Microsoft around $500 million to use Android this year. That’s Microsoft, not Google.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is paying $1 billion to Nokia each year to ensure they keep using Windows Phone. This is the same Windows Phone operating system that Microsoft charges a fee for OEMs to use. Including Nokia.
Aside from Apple, the entire smartphone ecosystem is very fucked up.
25 UI changes in iOS 6. Looking forward to the new features of iOS 6. I love how this stuff always happens right after I jailbreak my phone. All the more reason not to jailbreak I guess.