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Foxconn Will Now Pay Microsoft for Every Android Device It Makes

Microsoft and Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, just made a deal that will give Microsoft a cut of every Android device Foxconn makes.

The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Microsoft did say it would be getting royalties from Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, under the agreement. Foxconn assembles about 40% of the world's electronic devices; it follows in the steps of other contract manufacturers — notably Pegatron — that also have deals with Microsoft to build devices that run Android and Chrome operating systems.

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fatstarr3818d ago

the thing I learned in 2012 was that foxconn makes more than shitty mobos.

this is interesting Microsoft should take the money earned from this apply it to windows mobile and cut the cost of it essentially making windows free to put on devices. that would increase market share tremendously.


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