ZTE licenses Microsoft’s Android-associated patents
Simply final week Microsoft added Foxconn’s dad or mum firm to its rising record of licensees for patents it asserts are key to Android, and now ZTE has inked a cope with Ballmer and Co. as properly. Now that the pact is in place, Microsoft says it is struck patent accords with roughly 20 hardware makers, and that 60 % of telephones bought with Google’s open supply OS are coated by such licenses. With HTC and LG already paying Redmond royalties for units utilizing Android, that leaves the likes of Google, Motorola and Huawei because the odd producers out. If Motorola has its method, nevertheless, that will not change.