Microsoft has signed a patent-licensing agreement with Taiwanese electronics assembler Hon Hai, covering devices running Google Android and Chrome software.
By signing a license agreement with Microsoft, Hon Hai reduces the risk of litigation, in addition to protecting some of small customers that would have had less leverage in patent talks with Microsoft. This deal adds to the patent licensing agreements Microsoft has inked over the past few years with Samsung, HTC, Acer, LG and Barnes & Noble.
What do you think? Is this just another move by Microsoft to get Google to admit it has infringed on the company’s patents?