Samsung and Microsoft executives allegedly talked tête-à-tête about patent war and further partnership

Back in August, we told you that Samsung and Microsoft are reportedly trying to bury the war hatchet and “sign a peace treaty”, which is to end the still-ongoing patent battle between themselves. This cross-patent dispute began after Samsung had allegedly tried to cancel one of the patent contracts. A reported ceasefire got discussed, as it would be beneficial for both giants who use each other's patents. Due to the sensitiveness of these complex relations between Samsung and Microsoft, we've hardly heard anything about the events since then.


A new report, however, claims that the CEOs of both companies, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Samsung's Lee Jae-yong, have met in order to discuss the improvement of the climate between the two giants. This was revealed by a Samsung official, who remained anonymous. The mysterious source revealed that Samsung considers doesn't consider Microsoft a rival, as the latter's Windows Phone platform is considered as one of the better alternatives to Android, which Samsung still uses predominantly.

Satya Nadella and Lee Jae-yong also discussed other important key areas that both companies might further benefit from one another, mobile security and cloud-computing services among others. This collaboration will certainly aid both giants, as they are currently experiencing some serious troubles on the smartphone market.

source: KoreaTimes via SammyHub

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14 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Android one program betrayed Samsung, not sure Google done this on purpose because this is what Samsung think, as hard as struggling in China, Google adding a sour spice to Samsung in India make it harder to survive. But Samsung smart to pick tizen as smartwatch. Since M$ kill Nokia, Samsung has potential to make no.1 spot in wp world, and defend google

8. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

"Since M$ kill Nokia, Samsung has potential to make no.1 spot in wp world, and defend google" - this doesn't make any sense.

9. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I don't get the logic in saying MS killed Nokia cause Nokia is still around as a company. If you are talking about the D&S division, former Nokia workers are still working on Lumia phones under the MS banner. Nokia Lumias are now called Lumias thats about the only thing that has changed, the name.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Out of curiosity, what is a wart hatchet (far right side of first line in the article)?

3. AlikMalix unregistered

war hatchet is a weapon looks like an ax... to bury one means to make truce between two rivals..

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

And... the phrase is usually just: "Bury the hatchet."

4. AlikMalix unregistered

It is interesting to see what comes from this...

5. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

This isn't fun. Go to court, start a fight, make fun of each other mistakes... Thats more fun ;)

6. AlikMalix unregistered

lol that's a funny post, bro I disagree, but it's funny...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

and more publicity too.

10. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Samsung Note + Windows Phone 8.1= Winner and a Fu Q to anyone who says otherwise cause I DON'T CARE!

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

WOW I totally agree with this. Samsung would have a monster product with this and Win 8.1/Win9!

13. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I would totally buy a Note 4 with WP on it. Lumias can't come close to galaxies (hardware wise, and the ativ line sucks so)

14. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Ativ line (smartphone) does not suck... could be better? Yes. Suck, no. And I will take a Lumia over a Galaxy any day... mind you I am just talking hardware wise (as I do not want to start a OS fanboy war, also we are holding the OS a constant in a hypothetical "Note 4 with WP on it".) However, having said ALL THAT, it would intrigue me greatly should Samsung decide to enter the WP game again. Their relationship with WP has been so rocky... and not so smooth. Samsung is not run as logically and professionally as one would expect from a GIANT.

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