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Microsoft Claiming Android Licence Patent Milestone

11:59 am on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft Claiming Android Licence Patent Milestone [bbc.co.uk]
Microsoft now has has licence deals with companies "accounting for over half of all Android devices".

The company announced on its blog that Compal was the latest manufacturer to pay it a fee for each device sold using Google's system software.

Compal is a Taiwanese mobile smartphone and tablet maker that builds devices sold under other companies' brands.

Microsoft said it now has patent deals with ten companies covering their use of Android.

Nine of those agreements were struck over the past four months.