Quick take on Microsoft-Samsung: Even at $10/unit, Android royalties could be a big business for...

|By:, SA News Editor

Quick take on Microsoft-Samsung: Even at $10/unit, Android royalties could be a big business for Microsoft. If IDC's estimate of 430M Android shipments in 2015 holds, that would translate into $4.3B in royalties. But with regards to Samsung, Microsoft probably shouldn't press its luck, given that it needs Samsung's support for Windows Phone 7.