Yesterday we heard that HTC and Apple have reached a licensing agreement, where HTC will pay Apple royalties relating to Apple patents for each Android device they sell.
Now according to a recent report, HTC could be paying Apple up to $8 for each Android smartphone they sell, and this could mean that HTC Will end up paying Apple between $180 million and $280 million in 2013 based on sales of between 30 and 35 million smartphones sold.
HTC is already paying Microsoft a licensing fee on Android devices, which is rumored to be around $5 per handset, that means that HTC has to pay out fees of around $13 for each Android device it sells.
This could possibly drive the price up of HTC’s devices, we wonder which other Android manufacturers will be next to come to an agreement with Apple on licensing their patents.
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