Guess What, Microsoft earns more from Android than Windows Phone
Yes, that is very true. According to a report released by Citi Analyst Walter Pritchard, Microsoft is getting USD 5 for every HTC Android device sold in the market. This money is coming from the patent settlement made between the two parties in 2010.
A simple math reveals that how this USD 5 is generating more money for Microsoft than all their Windows Phone sales. HTC is shipped around 30 million Android phone, which means USD 150 million for Microsoft, on the other hand Microsoft get USD 15 for the WP license from device sales and only 2 million were sold giving the company USD 30 in revenue.
150 million from Android and just 30 million from Windows Phone, that’s the reason why Microsoft is running around suing everyone.