Microsoft’s Android Revenues 5x More Than Windows Phone

A rough estimate of the number of HTC Android devices shipped is 30 million. If HTC paid $5 per unit to Microsoft, that adds up to $150 million Android revenues for Microsoft.

Microsoft has admitted selling 2 million Windows Phone licenses (though not devices.) Estimating that the license fee is $15/WP phone, that makes Windows Phone revenues to date $30 million.

So Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone.

Horace Dediu from Asymco on Microsoft’s revenues from current, and potentially future, Android manufacturers.

Until Microsoft (s msft) can prove that its Windows Phone 7 devices are compelling enough to sway consumers from Android (s goog) and iPhones (s aapl), the company can at least earn revenues from its mobile royalty pool.