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ZTE to Pay Microsoft for Every Android Phone It Makes

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Apr 24, 2013, 7:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Microsoft has struck another smartphone patent licensing agreement, this time with Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE. Microsoft has similar deals already in place with companies such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Hon Hai, and 20 other companies. Microsoft maintains that its patent portfolio covers certain core technologies that are built into the Android platform. Microsoft is still attempting to get Google's Motorola unit to sign a similar agreement, but has been forced to resort to litigation to do so. Terms of the deal with ZTE were not disclosed.

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They must have a solid argument if everyone is paying up furyx639 Apr 24, 2013, 1:47 PM
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