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Ever More Android Licensees Paying Microsoft
Redmond Convinces ODM Compal Electronics to Get with the Program

Microsoft has persuaded yet another Android shifter to pay it patent royalties.

This time it's ODM Compal Electronics, which has agreed to pay Microsoft's patent tax on its tablets, mobile phones, e- readers and other consumer devices running Android or Chrome.

Microsoft said Sunday that it's now got more than half of the world's ODM industry making Android and Chrome devices under license.

Compal is the tenth company to cut an Android license with Microsoft for its mystery patents. Others include Samsung, HTC, Acer and most recently Quanta, which is making the Android-based Kindle Fires for Amazon and the poorly selling PlayBooks for RIM.

Microsoft says it's getting "reasonable compensation" for its inventions and patent portfolio. It is suing Motorola Mobility and Barnes & Noble for infringement.

Google CEO Larry Page recently claimed that Microsoft's Android patent will eventually backfire apparently because of customer alienation. How that works is unclear. He suggested Motorola Mobility patents will save Android OEMs. He's paying $12.5 billion to buying MMI. Whether MMI's patents have any value is unclear. 

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