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Microsoft chasing Huawei for Android patent money

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2011 14:52 User comments (2)

Microsoft chasing Huawei for Android patent money Huawei has confirmed today that Microsoft has approached them demanding royalty payments for its Android devices.
The company has coerced deals out of Samsung, HTC, Wistron, Quanta, Acer, Compal and General Dynamics Itronix, so far.

Victor Xu, CMO for Huawei Devices, has said "negotiations are in progress" for licensing:

We always respect the intellectual property of companies. But we have 65,000 patents worldwide too. We have enough to protect our interests. We are a very important stakeholder in Android.


Microsoft currently has signed deals "accounting for more than half of all Android devices."

The licensing deals are for Android, Chrome OS, smartphones and e-readers.

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2 user comments

18.11.2011 14:59

MS needs to be told by Huawei to go F their mothers and daughters! Leeching, greedy, cell phone failure bastards!

29.11.2011 16:52

Originally posted by hearme0:
MS needs to be told by Huawei to go F their mothers and daughters! Leeching, greedy, cell phone failure bastards!
I like the Windows phone...it runs so smooth, but i do agree that huawei should tell microsoft what they can do with their royalties

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