Microsoft has been agreeing patent deals with a number of device manufacturers over the last few months who make smartphones and tablets using Google’s Android OS, the last thing we heard was that Microsoft was looking to get Samsung to pay around $15 for every Android device they produce.
Now Microsoft has announced that it has signed some more deals, this time it is with Acer and also Viewsonic and the deals are related to smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft Corp. and ViewSonic Corp. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for ViewSonic’s tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform.
Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. have executed a patent license agreement that includes broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Acer’s tablets and smartphones running the Android platform.
Microsoft is probably making money at the moment for its various IP liscensing details on Google’s Android OS, than it is from its own Windows Phone 7 platform.
Source WP Central