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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