Microsoft to earn $444 million from Android, according to Goldman tech analyst team

Microsoft is raking in a lot of money from Android. After signing a major licensing deal with HTC and now Samsung, the tech giant is getting to earn even more from the success of Android.

According to Goldman Sach, Microsoft is set to earn $444 million in revenue in fiscal year 2012 from the Android patent deals that it has signed with the different manufacturers. Goldman estimates that Microsoft is earning anywhere from $3-$6 per Android device that is sold by manufacturers who have signed licensing deals.

Although the money that Microsoft is set to earn is a pittance compared to what it makes every year, it is still a big blow to Google, the OEMs, and of course, us, the consumers.

Source: BI, via BGR

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