Microsoft today announced that it was making more money from Android than Windows Phone — you know, the OS that they actually own. How? Patents, of course!
As we all know, Apple, Google, and Microsoft have been in the middle of suing the crap out of each other over patents. Apple’s been the most successful, mostly beating up Samsung, and Google’s strategy is…to post whiny blog entries about how people with patents are mean. Microsoft, meanwhile, has just been showing up to various Android component manufacturers, pointing out they have a patent, and collecting a percentage.
And now they’ve announced it, with a blog entry that can be summed up as “neener neener neener!”
Isn’t it nice to know these multinational companies that control so much of our information and connectivity act so maturely?