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Microsoft and Canon sign cross-licensing agreement; Canon lenses on Lumia phones?

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Microsoft and Canon sign cross-licensing agreement; Canon lenses on Lumia phones?
Microsoft and Canon have signed a cross-licensing agreement, which allows both companies to use each others' patents. The first thing that comes to mind is the possible use of Canon lenses and photographic technology on future Lumia handsets. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the contents of the agreement. We do know that the patents included involve those covering mobile technology, and others covering imaging.

We could see Canon add some form of the Windows Phone UI to its cameras, although more likely is the idea that Canon lenses end up on Lumia handsets, including a possible sequel to the Nokia 1020, which features a 41MP rear camera on the back.

Microsoft and Canon have partnered together before, to bring new products to the consumer market, including color technology. No doubt that this pact will bring something positive to the smartphone industry.

"This collaborative approach with Canon allows us to deliver inventive technologies that benefit consumers around the world. Microsoft believes cooperative licensing is an effective way to accelerate innovation while reducing patent disputes."-Nick Psyhogeos, general manager, associate general counsel, Microsoft


source: PhotographyBlog via PocketLint

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posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:44 23

1. Busyboy (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Just when you thought the Lumina cameras couldn't get any better. Can't wait to see the collaboration!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 01:52 3

12. sipha (Posts: 258; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I personaly give the camera industry until 2020!! Anyhow maybe canon is expanding from it..thought i should say something since that possibility was ignored by the article!!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:02 4

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3296; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I just know is whatever they do, but I believe on those nokia's engineers. They r amazing.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:12 6

39. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1135; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The camera was never the problem. It's everything else.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:50 5

45. freebee269 (Posts: 517; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Everything else was never the problem, it's your opinion on it.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 10:59 1

53. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Wrong

The platform and quality and specs was the problem.
The phone is no way near their Nokia Nseries.

No one likes WP. Nokia is forcing us to use this POS platform. Symbian was way much better. Open source.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:01 5

59. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1854; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No one likes you dude. Go back to your planet.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 17:37

81. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3490; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Lol.. That was funny.. But, please don't respond to it.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:25

62. AstronautJones (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I absolutely loved my N97. Best design of a phone I have ever owned. (Including apple and Sammy devices)
Only problem was the lack of support for Symbian in U.S..
Almost all of the apps available were aimed at Europeans.
Understandable since it was never available through a carrier, and the consequential lack of sales in U.S..

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:51 1

67. billgates (limited) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Come on dude, don't you have traffic to play in? Since when are you speaking for everyone? Trolling on windows phone articles is pathetic and immature

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 13:05

72. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I see Wp is not fluctuating.

I don't see Wp going anywhere. Stagnated.

I'm not trolling, I'm expressing my feelings.

80% ex Nokia Symbians users have jumped ship to Android. I am speaking behalf of them. Voice of reason.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 13:31 3

77. billgates (limited) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


And I'm expressing my feelings, you are a waste of life and I hate that I have to.share air with such a moron

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 17:38

82. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3490; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Wow!!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 19:28

84. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Off topic

Immature kid

Wow I must've hurted your feelings?

Keep your insult to yourself

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 02:36 2

90. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


No you're not. You're stating your opinion as fact, and as such you should be prepared to be rebuked, and rightfully so...

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:39 1

65. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1135; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


So please remind everyone how close Microsoft is to catching up with Android and iOS.
But then again Microsoft allowed this clusterfuc to happen. Their just a step or two above Crapberry. Only thing saving Microsoft is their cheap line of phones (aka Nokia 520/521) which by the way is decent for the $60 I paid. But that's it.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 15:56 4

80. meanestgenius (Posts: 925; Member since: 28 May 2014)


If BlackBerry were such "crap", then why do you even bother to mention their name? Oh, you must like having your mouth full of sh!t.

BlackBerry isn't crap. It's a GROWN MANS PHONE. BlackBerry RULES the ENTERPRISE MARKET, something your precious Android and iOS will NEVER DO.

And this is an article about WINDOWS PHONE. Stop TROLLING and go comment on an iOS or Android article.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:57

48. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Fast image processor in the Lumia for fast shot-to-shot waiting time. Stand-alone camera sales are down and will be, I wonder what Canon makes out of this.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 18:13

94. marcski07 (Posts: 296; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


this looks cool! can't wait to see it, now i'm having a trouble what will i gonna buy next... i have my n9 and nearing its end stage of its life as i got problem now with its battery, i effin can't use it anymore as it shuts down right away for a few minutes of internet browsing, and using camera. still operational tho, but i can't use it anymore as before w/o plugging it on the wall... thinking to change brand... sony probably, but now this??? my phone since i was a kid is nokia... but the recent acquisitions make me want to jump ship and also the lack of apps for customization... but with this news... wow... it makes me want to buy another nokia... i hope nokia's start up sound, with the "symbolical" hands and the motto/slogan "connecting people" stays on every nokia by microsoft handset, because "NOKIA" will be plain & simple brand, as if has a body without soul...

anyway,
nokia better hardware quality, trusted brand, but lack of apps... or sony still good quality, tons of apps thanks to android., new brand for me... jeezz... tough decision to make...

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:55

2. Shatter (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I didn't know they made cameras that double as phones!

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 22:56 3

3. express77 (unregistered)


Nokia camera will be even better now. But I think I read this in another article like yesterday.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:00

4. apple4never (Posts: 931; Member since: 08 May 2013)


try and picture a dude holding a 2020 (possible successor name) with an 82mp camera and a canon 500mm telephoto lens walking around disney land taking pics loll

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:11 2

5. rency0722 (Posts: 58; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Nokia, give up your Zeiss partnership and give it to Sony.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:33 2

6. BattleBrat (Posts: 1048; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sony has a partnership with with Zeiss as well, for its cameras. Heck, Sony is the only full sized mount you can get autofocus Zeiss glass for.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 00:04 7

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3027; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You mad bro?! Sony itself uses the high quality Carl Zeiss lens.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 05:14

22. rency0722 (Posts: 58; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


No, I mean Sony Mobile. And it is now only Zeiss.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 02:45 1

15. Penny (Posts: 1125; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I don't know how much using a "Zeiss" lens on a phone really means anyway. I'm sure it has some benefit, but nothing like the benefit of using a dSLR system lens made by Zeiss.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 07:52 1

34. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's the same company. They make camera lenses, phone camera lenses, lab equipment lenses and optics, same for space cameras, and so much more.

http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/07/26/the-zeiss-connection-focusing-on-the-nokia-lumia-1020-camera/

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 03:41

18. Apostolis_Vlv (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Come on guys, check out official Zeiss site. Nokia still Zeiss' partner. Is patner with original Nokia or with "fake"?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:49 8

7. DarkRadeonFX (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Canon + Pelican Imagine + Nokia Pureview =King of Photography

Others will cry like Sh*t

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 00:02 12

9. LoveHater (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Nokia + Microsoft + Win UI == Double Sh*t

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 11:03 4

54. DogeShibe (Posts: 168; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Sir,for your wonderful contribution to this article,here,have my one finger salute...

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 11:25 2

58. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


He is telling the truth.

Ugly disturbing fuzzy bathroom tiles.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:31 5

64. DogeShibe (Posts: 168; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Please shut-up™®©

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:54 1

68. billgates (limited) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


You.forgot to do TM. I agree with you though

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 02:35

89. LoveHater (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


oh wow ,,Microkia fan crying loud ,,,, I wished your loud crying would had made it better,,, but no,, :(

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 00:06 3

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3027; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I'm not crying, not even close. Oh wait we all use phones to shoot photos... Wow

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 02:13 3

13. JC557 (Posts: 932; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Along with DSLRs Canon seems to haved realized that convergence of P&S cameras and phones are the future. This looks promising and even more so if Nokia will produce both Android and Windows Phones.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:30 1

42. sergiobr (Posts: 399; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


The only thing missed in my Note 3 is a camera like the one in my Nokia 808

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:53 6

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 925; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Nice! Can't wait to see how this will translate to Lumia smartphones. And maybe even tablets! So many possibilities...

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 03:02 4

17. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2415; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lol you're going to walk around taking pictures with a tablet? Looks so stupid lol.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 06:53 5

28. meanestgenius (Posts: 925; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I'm going to do what I want with whatever I spent my money on. And if you don't like it, I could care less. What's stupid is your response to my comment. I don't give a sh!t what you think.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:01 3

35. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Same nobody gives a sh.t what you think so why do you even write comments here.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:42 2

66. meanestgenius (Posts: 925; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The same could be said for you, sh!t-brains.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 02:43 2

14. Penny (Posts: 1125; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Ooh baby! Now this is some tantalizing news!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 03:01 2

16. Rager722 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


I will have to abandon android if Lumia devices have Canon lenses as the camera.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 04:08 1

19. GreekGeek (Posts: 600; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Pureview is overrated

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 04:59 4

20. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1109; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


overrated, tested, compared, yet still the real thing.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 06:39 1

25. boosook (Posts: 928; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Then why has the 1020 been surpassed by the z2 on what are the most accurate and comprehensive tests? (I'm talking about dxomark.com)

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 07:48 6

33. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Dxomark is a joke. I have a 1020, and nothing touches it, though I'll grant it is a little slow to save sometimes. I used it to capture fireworks last night and it worked supremely. After my family saw how good it was doing, they put down their own phones and enjoyed the show while I captured the memories and sights.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 02:07

88. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1109; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


and they didnt tested it with the lumia black software update.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 05:05 2

21. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1854; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You forgot to add "IMO". It still the best camera in any smartphone on the market right now, nothing comes close to it, no Galaxy S5, no G3, no iPhone and certainly not a HTC handset.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 05:20 3

23. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3027; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I'll give you that it is a great cameraphone, but saying nothing comes close is pure ignorance.

Note 3 and S5 come pretty close to 1020 and infact they kick a$$ it in some aspects. This comparison proves it, and don't forget to read the conclusion thoroughly.
http://www.gsmarena.com/six_way_camera_shootout-review-998.php :)

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 13:58

78. TheGenius (Posts: 295; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Thats some sensible talk.
I back you.!

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 08:21 2

41. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


PureView Ftw

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 06:37 1

24. boosook (Posts: 928; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Two turkeys don't make an eagle, and two old and dying companies without new ideas won't make anything revolutionary.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 06:53 2

27. billgates (limited) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Lol Microsoft dying? Right

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 10:03

50. boosook (Posts: 928; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


In ten years, yes.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 12:56 3

69. billgates (limited) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Not a chance dude. Nice speculation Wirth zero facts

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 19:32

85. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Another patent troll and dictatorship company MS is.

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