Microsoft Signs Android Patent Agreements With Acer, ViewSonic

Janet I. Tu:

In news releases issued today, Microsoft announced agreements with Acer and ViewSonic.

The agreement with Acer covers Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Acer’s tablets and smartphones running the Android platform. The agreement with ViewSonic covers Microsoft’s patent portfolio for ViewSonic’s tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome platforms.

Which major Android handset makers haven’t yet made such an agreement with Microsoft? Samsung and Motorola, I think. And they’ve already started their court case against Motorola.

Thursday, 8 September 2011