After LG, Microsoft on track to sign up Pantech in Android licensing deal
0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2012, 09:19 posted on
The massive success for Android might at first sound like bad news for Microsoft, but come to think about it - Redmond gets licensing money from 70% of Android phone makers…
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1. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Hopefully all the earned money will be put into Windows Phone development.
4. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
its a common man thinking. companies think differently.
2. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it always amazes me how that $5 a handset turns into billions a year in free revenue. Anyone remember exactly what MS has over everyone that uses android? Wonder if its something google can eventually fix.
5. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
So Microsoft is in talks with Microsoft over patent use:
“We are in talks with Microsoft over the patent use, but specific details have not yet been decided,” a Microsoft spokesperson said.
8. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Android funding Windows Phone development, so strange when you think
9. barbaracyrus (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)
Thank you for providing an interesting topic here. A while ago, I came across an article connected with the issue. It was entitled "LG latest Android user to license patents from Microsoft". It stated there that LG is the most recent system producer to sign an agreement with Microsoft to license its patents, and the said company is the eleventh manufacturer using Android or Chrome OS platforms to sign a deal with Microsoft. The move is intended to stay away from future lawsuits from the software giant. However, criticism has been noted. According to TechCrunch, Google has categorized Microsoft’s methods as “pure extortion.” Now, do you think this will be beneficial? If so, will the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? In my opinion, some patents are worth defending, some aren't. But, I like seeing the companies work hand in hand, because its how business should run.