Microsoft (MSFT) is playing hardball with Samsung (SSNLF.PK), demanding the firm pay $15 for...

|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) is playing hardball with Samsung (SSNLF.PK), demanding the firm pay $15 for each Android phone it ships. Samsung wants to pay $10 in exchange for a "deeper alliance" with Microsoft. Microsoft is already receiving royalties from HTC (HTCCF.PK), and has signed several other Android licensing deals in recent weeks.