LG Pays Microsoft for Android
Microsoft today announced that LG has signed a patent licensing agreement covering Android products. Microsoft holds a variety of patents that it claims Android infringes on. HTC, Samsung, and eight other companies have already signed similar agreements with Microsoft. With the addition of LG, Microsoft now has agreements with companies that account for over 70 percent of all Android phones sold in the U.S.
Microsoft, Kyocera Expand Patent-Licensing Deal
Microsoft today said that it has expanded the scale of a patent cross-licensing agreement with Kyocera. Microsoft and Kyocera are now able to use a broader range of one another's technologies in a variety of products.
Lenovo to Preload Microsoft Apps on Android Phones
Lenovo has agreed to install Microsoft's core productivity applications on some of its Android-based devices. The apps include Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Skype.
Asus to Preload Microsoft Apps Thanks to Licensing Deal
Asus and Microsoft has expanded the scale of an existing patent-licensing agreement between them and expect the change to benefit customers. The cross-licensing deal will allow Asus and Microsoft to use one another's technologies in their own products.
Microsoft Selling Customized Variants of Samsung Galaxy S9
Microsoft has added the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to its online store. The devices are pre-configured with Microsoft apps and services.