It's gettin' kinda hectic in here... We have known for several years that Microsoft makes more money from its Android licensing agreements than it actually does from its own Windows Phone. As if that weren't ironic and complicated enough, things just kicked up a notch. Normally, when Microsoft signs an Android licensing agreement with an OEM, it is remarkably lop-sided in Microsoft's favor. The manufacturer who wishes to make an Android product pays Microsoft a royalty fee for the licensed patents, in exchange Microsoft agrees not to grind them into the dirt in court. In today's case, things are quite a bit more balanced as Microsoft and Dell have worked out a different arrangement.

According to the new cross-licensing deal...

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