Sep 29th, 2011

The analysts at Goldman Sachs have crunched some numbers following the recent licensing deal between Microsoft and Samsung and projects the computer software giant will receive some $444 million in fees from Android manufacturers this fiscal year. The firm concluded that Microsoft receives a $3-$6 cut on every device sold by companies including HTC among others. It is unclear if Microsoft still stands to earn more on Android than they do through sales of their own Windows Phone 7 platform, but the $444 million they will take in amounts to mere chump change compared to expected revenues of $75 billion.

[via BusinessInsider]