Samsung Bada News: Samsung pays again
Samsung will try to reduce the amount to about $10 per smartphone in exchange of strengthening the alliance between the two companies in the software platform Windows Phone, said sources in the industry for the South Korean newspaper Maeil. Microsoft announced last April, that they signed a licensing agreement with the Taiwanese group HTC Corp., under which they will receive payments from intellectual property rights for each Android phone product.
Analysts estimate that Samsung, the second largest mobile phone maker in the world, has sold about 19 million smartphones in the second quarter and is dominant in the terminals running on Android platform. Most experts estimate that the South Korean group’s sales will exceed Nokia, taking first place in the world and displacing the Finnish company for the first time in 10 years.