Microsoft Gets $444 Million a Year From Android Patents, Says Analyst

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Goldman Sachs claims Microsoft will get $444 million in revenue from Android patents this year. They estimate they are receiving $3 to $6 per device sold after settlements with Samsung, HTC and others Android manufacturers. [Business Insider]

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What does Android, a Google property, have anything to do with Microsoft. Why do they get a cut, what did MS patent within Android phone makers to get paid like that?