TrustedReviews came with the news after being told by Portfolio Manager for ZTE UK, Santiago Sierra at the UK launch of the ZTE Tania.
Android, on the other hand, costs $0 to license, but Microsoft has their hand in that cookie jar, as well. The software giant receives license royalties from 70 percent of Android handset makers, taking between $5-$15 for each device sold.
Most notably, Microsoft receives payments from Samsung, LG and HTC, three of the largest smartphone makers in the world.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Jan 2012 23:13