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Jan 12 AT 10:57 AM Anthony Domanico 28 Comments

Microsoft inks patent agreement deal with LG, now makes money on 70% of Android devices

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 »

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Dec 21 AT 8:59 AM Nick Gray 53 Comments

ITC preliminary ruling finds Motorola does infringe on one of Microsoft’s patents

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 »

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Nov 15 AT 3:34 PM Dustin Earley 14 Comments

Gartner’s Q3 report shows Android doubled market share in one year; iOS, BlackBerry, WindowsPhone all down

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 »

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Sep 08 AT 1:06 PM Dustin Earley 32 Comments

Microsoft continuing to cash in on Android

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 »

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Aug 22 AT 4:18 PM Dustin Earley 47 Comments

Are manufacturers prematurely leaving Android after Motorola acquisition?

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 »

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