HTC denies Microsoft plans to hike royalty fees for Android smartphones

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News has reported that Microsoft plans to raise royalty charges imposed on Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC for using its software applications (such as MSN) from US$5 per Android smartphone currently to US$7.50-12.50. In response, HTC on May 30 clarified that it and Microsoft reached an agreement on such royalty charge rates in 2010 and Microsoft has not asked for hikes since then.

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