Microsoft has added LG to its list of Android handset makers it makes money off of. Microsoft has inked a patent agreement deal with LG that will have LG pay Microsoft a small fee for every LG Android (and Chromebook) device sold.
Microsoft’s latest deal brings their total up to a massive 70% of Android ... Read More »
While Microsoft’s marketshare with Windows Phone is terrible at best, the same can’t be said for video game consoles. With almost one million consoles sold the week of Black Friday 2011, Xbox is king when it comes to interactive living room entertainment. Much as it’s done with Office in the past, Microsoft realizes that there’s ... Read More »
Here we go again. Hot off the news of the ITC’s decision in favor of Apple in its case against HTC, the ITC has announced a preliminary ruling in Microsoft’s patent infringement case against Motorola. The preliminary judgment indicates that Motorola’s Android devices do infringe on Microsoft’s patent (#6,370,566) which entails ... Read More »
Gartner has just released their latest research report on smartphone operating system market share after Q3, and the numbers are surprising.
In just one year, Android’s market share has doubled from 25.3% to the current 52.5% share of the total market. Without even comparing those numbers to how rival companies fared, owning half of all ... Read More »
You would think Microsoft would be happy with the money it is taking from some of the bigger Android manufacturers – but no. Now they are trying to get some money from our little buddy, Huawei. While this company is not among the most recognized, it is gaining its place in ... Read More »
Steve Ballmer must be living in some kind of fantasy world. At the web 2.0 summit in San Francisco yesterday, Steve railed into Android, stating that Android phones are only for geeky computer scientists.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a computer scientist. I’m willing to bet that most of the 550,000+ people ... Read More »
Selling patent licenses and “protecting” smaller companies is nothing new for Microsoft. Earlier this summer, Microsoft made headlines several times for doing just that. Microsoft has been doing this for years now, so what’s made these latest licensing deals headline worthy? It’s because the patents haven’t gone out to cover Windows manufacturers. Instead, Android manufacturers ... Read More »
As the aftermath of Google’s acquisition of Motorola continues to play out, different manufacturers are handling the news in entirely different ways. Samsung has made a commitment to bolstering their software department. They’ve already hired Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik, and rumors of a MIUI partnership are making headlines again. HTC has gone all out ... Read More »
The life of a smartphone manufacturer is not an easy one. In order to be successful, you need a laundry list of elements to fall in place at just the right times. You don’t just need a familiar name or killer hardware anymore. Manufacturers and developers should be able to create an entire ecosystem surrounding ... Read More »
Google’s intentions to buy Motorola are still being hotly debated in the tech community. Everybody and their mom is arguing about what’s going to happen next. However, very few people are talking about how it got to the point where Google felt the need to acquire such a huge company. Were Google and ... Read More »