Dediu claims that Microsoft made $21 mil. (1.4 mil. units @ $15 license) off Windows phone 7 and $60 mil. (12 mil. units @ $5 'ransom') off HTC's lineup of Android phones. Ridiculous.
The estimates are based off the Canalys smartphone sales numbers for Q2 released earlier this month and, as BGR notes, not all HTC phones sold are Android (they also make WP7 handsets). Still, a large chunk of that number are, in fact, Android phones so the headline holds, even at lower number.
There's no real conclusion I can leave you with other than the fact that the US patent system is seriously f*ed up and Microsoft are being trolls making money off other people's hard work. On a brighter note, Android had been and will continue to kick their ass for a long time in the mobile OS game. Karma out.