WSJ: You’re still charging a license fee for the software.
Mr. Ballmer: Sure.
WSJ: Is that difficult in an environment where Android is free?
Mr. Ballmer: Android has a patent fee. It’s not like Android’s
free. You do have to license patents. HTC’s signed a license with
us and you’re going to see license fees clearly for Android as
well as for Windows.
The message: Google isn’t charging for it, but Android isn’t free of charge.