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Microsoft signs new Android patent deals with Acer, ViewSonic

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2011 19:08

Microsoft signs new Android patent deals with Acer, ViewSonic Microsoft has announced two new patent licensing agreements.
Those deals are with Acer and ViewSonic, companies that manufacturer Android tablets.

The software giant says Acer's deal covers Microsoft patents for Acer tablets and Android smartphones and Viewsonic's covers tablets and mobile phone running either Android or Chrome platforms.

There was no word on the financial details of the deal, but it is expected to be in-line with others, at around $5-10 per device.

Additionally, ViewSonic will pay royalties of some sort.

Microsoft continues to sue or pressure Android device makers to settle or be taken to court.

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