Death and (Microsoft) Taxes

So maybe this is how Microsoft fades out of the OS scene one day? 

Manufacturers get sick of paying the Microsoft Tax. More and more Android apps start to suit a desktop. Gradually Android infiltrates the desktop market and Windows fades into irrelevance.

Could happen. It's hard to fight against an OS that is free.

Yeah, it could happen, but don't sell your Microsoft shares yet. The industry graveyard is littered with the dusty headstones of Windows wannabes that died at birth. (R.I.P. HP New Wave).

And maybe Microsoft doesn't even care if Android flourishes?

It's been estimated that they will reap $1.5-3.5 billion in royalties this year from licensing agreements with Android manufacturers. That's more than their entire Entertainment and Devices Division! 

And they didn't have to deal with a single overheating, Red Ring Of Death XBox to earn it. Just needed a big enough wheelbarrow to collect the cheques from the mailbox. Nice business model.

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