Microsoft Puts the Squeeze on Samsung

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Microsoft has reportedly trained its Android patent guns on Samsung Electronics, demanding $15 for every Android-based handset the Korean manufacturer produces. If true, this could be the highest fee demanded by Redmond for its Android patents so far. Microsoft is reportedly getting royalties of $5 per Android device from Taiwanese mobile device giant HTC. The move on Samsung comes on the heels of Microsoft's signing up two other companies -- General Dynamics' Itronix division and Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron -- to cough up royalty payments for using Android and, in Wistron's case, Googl (General)