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Microsoft comes to an agreement with Hon Hai over Microsoft's patents for Android and Chrome devices

Hon Hai licenses Microsoft patents for Android and Chrome devices

By: Anthony Garreffa from Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:33 CDT

Microsoft holds patents that are hurting other companies making products based on Android and Chrome, but now Foxconn's parent company, Hon Hai, has licensed Microsoft's patents for Google's operating systems.


Hon Hai makes many Apple products, and between their many subsidiaries, they are responsible for the manufacturing of 40% of consumer electronic devices in the world. The deal they struck with Microsoft will see them enjoy the licenses of patents for phones, tablets and TVs and will see Microsoft receive royalty payments.


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