HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

HTC and Apple start playing nice, Peter Chou negates media estimates

If you haven’t heard, HTC and Apple reached a sudden 10-year licensing agreement in their ongoing patent lawsuits. It made a little noise, and gave us hope that OEMs will stop pointless patent wars and get back to innovating. No details on the deal were released, but media reports estimated that HTC will be paying $5 to $8 for every Android phone sold as part of the deal.  Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, was quick to shoot down this number:

[pullquote1 align=”center” textColor=”#0c05eb”]”I think that these estimates are baseless and very, very wrong. It is a outrageous number, but I’m not going to comment anything on a specific number. I believe we have a very, very happy settlement and a good ending.”[/pullquote1]

While Chou was adamant in saying that these numbers are wrong, he declined to provide any actual details. This is troubling to some, although at this point many of us in the Android community are glad that the HTC-Apple war is over (at least on the patent front). Of course, there’s always the Samsung patent suits if you’re looking for some corporate drama.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on this one. Do you think HTC and Apple should release the details, or is a public “we’re friends now” good enough? Drop a comment below!

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