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Microsoft Signs Deal With LG For Android Patent

Microsoft said on Thursday that they have signed a deal with LG by which the later will pay license fees in exchange for using Google’s Android and Chrome OS and Microsoft will not sue them for this purpose.

Microsoft did not disclose the financial details of the agreement. They have been telling since long time that some of the components of Android and Chrome OS may have been violated. Hence they have decided to strike licensing deals with the various vendors which use the Google mobile and install desktop software in their respective gadgets.

Microsoft deputy general manager said that, “We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.” Microsoft said that with the implementation of the deal, 70% of the Android phones sold in the USA will be covered by the new licensing program. The IP licensing program of Microsoft was launched in 2003 and till now, they have done around 1100 deals.

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