August 29, 2014

Dell signs Android and Chrome royalty agreement with Microsoft

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Dell has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft which centers around the usage of Android and Chrome operating systems. Hardware maker Dell agrees to pay Microsoft for the integration of Google’s two platforms because Android employs some of Microsoft’s patents. This isn’t the first deal of its kind; plenty of other companies are doing the same with Microsoft. As for Motorola, however, that might not happen too soon. The Illinois-based company, which is now owned by Lenovo, contends their vast mobile patent library offsets any such scenario.

Reuters