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Richard Plinston Silver badge

Re: Embedded Proprietary Capability

> I recall that Microsoft receive a payment for every Android device sold due to patents.

No, that is not true. Some of the major manufacturers do pay a royalty to MS, mainly those that want to continue selling Windows PCs and laptops and want to protect their 'loyalty discounts' on all products. Some refused to pay and offered to sort out the patents in court. Barnes&Noble did this and the result was that MS 'invested' $350million in B&N (and then wrote it off).

Others don't pay because they don't infringe any patents. The main one being the VFAT 'short name' patent. No SD card, no problem.

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