Microsoft,license,android

02.21.14
Microsoft is cutting Windows prices to compete with Android and Chrome OS
02.21.14

Microsoft is cutting Windows prices to compete with Android and Chrome OS

At present, it's tricky to make Windows PCs that cost as little as basic Android tablets and Chrom...

By J. Fingas,   02.21.14
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04.16.13
Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices
04.16.13

Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices

Microsoft has insisted for years that companies building products based on Android and Chrome are...

By R. Lawler,   04.16.13
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02.21.13
Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android-related patent license
02.21.13

Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android-related patent license

Microsoft believes every Android device maker owes money for (reportedly) using its patents, and i...

By J. Fingas,   02.21.13
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08.07.12
Microsoft and Sharp strike licensing deal for use of exFAT technology in Android-based devices
08.07.12

Microsoft and Sharp strike licensing deal for use of exFAT technology in Android-based devices

Microsoft already has licensing agreements with the companies accounting for the vast majority of...

By D. Melanson,   08.07.12
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08.02.12
Honeywell next up to get a patent license from Microsoft, goes the Android handheld route
08.02.12

Honeywell next up to get a patent license from Microsoft, goes the Android handheld route

Stop us if you've heard this one before: a company that wants to start using (or keep using) a Goo...

By J. Fingas,   08.02.12
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01.12.12
Microsoft signs patent agreement with LG, now covers 70 percent of US Android smartphone market
01.12.12

Microsoft signs patent agreement with LG, now covers 70 percent of US Android smartphone market

Microsoft's patent-licensing ways continue, going after manufacturers of Android devices with wil...

By T. Stevens,   01.12.12
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10.13.11
Microsoft and Quanta ink patent licensing agreement, Android continues to print money for its rival
10.13.11

Microsoft and Quanta ink patent licensing agreement, Android continues to print money for its rival

Microsoft's crossed yet another name off its patent licensing hit list, and this time the big red...

By J. Volpe,   10.13.11
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07.06.11
Flush with success, Microsoft hopes Samsung will be its next Android patent bounty
07.06.11

Flush with success, Microsoft hopes Samsung will be its next Android patent bounty

Wistron? Check. HTC? Double-check. Velocity Micro? Been there. Itronix? Done that. Microsoft has...

By T. Stevens,   07.06.11
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06.29.11
Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Velocity Micro -- sound familiar?
06.29.11

Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Velocity Micro -- sound familiar?

Further proving that patent infringement claims are incentive enough to drum up licensing deals,...

By C. Trout,   06.29.11
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