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LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft

12 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
LG signs patent licensing deal with Microsoft - read the full textLG is the latest major Android manufacturer to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft, agreeing to pay royalties to the software giant. That leaves Motorola as the only one of the Google OS big players that hasn't got a similar deal. The deal means that LG will be paying Microsoft a few bucks...


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  • 2012-05-14 09:09
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Even Sony (Ericsson) doesn't pay Microsoft any royalties, not just Motorola.

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  • 2012-01-15 13:47
  • t}60

LG ? I guess they are desperate to sell their phones which doesnt sell well at all where I am from. LG should just make better inovetive phones to begin with Andriod or not and market themselves better.

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  • 2012-01-15 09:05
  • ftb}

> In reply to Android Fanboy II @ 2012-01-13 06:55 from t1$E - click to readjust your response shows what you are ...first off to respect a brand you dont need a long look in the history....Nokia acctually makes the products...Android copies.;..why do you think most of the OEMS are paying NOKIA money and second off why dont you leave your phone life behind and i dont know maybe actually start having a life instead of being a useless unpaid representative of a company in billions and yourself i dont need to tell you that respect and other will respect you

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  • 2012-01-13 18:22
  • P$uD

> In reply to Darkangels6sic6 @ 2012-01-13 16:16 from q8Q8 - click to readBeing open have more cons than pros. It means that anyone with malice and coding know how can upload a malware in the Android Market and start victimizing people. It's so open that crime gangs is targetting the Android platform by uploading bogus apps that appears harmless, do what it what advertised to do, and send your passwords and other sensitive info. Google isn't doing anything to stop it. They are just reacting to it after the crime. That's the biggest concern on the Android platform and being open is a double edged sword.

Keep in mind that the vast majority of Android users are not geeks. They are not aware of Google's practice of not checking the apps submitted. It is them who are the targets and potential victims.

Android is a flawed platform with no regards to security. Google isn't actively doing anything to stop the influx of malwares being uploaded on the official Android Market. For those people who values their security, look elsewhere.

WP7 offers the security that is needed in the mobile age. All apps were tested and certified by MS. Yes, it's a closed platform but it protects you unlike Android where there's so much freedom, cyber crime gangs are exploiting it.

Think of it like murder. Just because you don't know anybody who got murdered doesn't mean that it does not exist. The malware apps on the Android Market are out there. And it's waiting for its next victim.

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  • 2012-01-13 17:22
  • kJq6

> In reply to Q8Knight @ 2012-01-13 07:52 from fqeK - click to readSorry bro, but WM7 will make them arise again from the dead. I used to think that they were dead, but when I picked up my first Andriod device I recognized it was nothing that a good OS that comes along will finish it off. I thought it could be Blackberry, as Apple was device and OS driven. Now I can confirm that WM7 will finish off android. Lets not argue, wait and see, by end 2012 android will be hardly used, unless google comes up with something out of this world. Not likely, but then who knows.

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  • 2012-01-13 17:11
  • IVKs

> In reply to Magesh Kavungal @ 2012-01-13 06:40 from bJfZ - click to readThat open os is better and has more users. Why? Because its open. And still works at least just as good as the other os. All os types have flaws and set backs because there is no such thing as perfect. And it is still only rapidly growing and getting even better. Also has the strongest mobile phone. Also that with a really good android phone..just about anything possible on a mobile is possible. You can do anything. Freedom! Why pay for something to be told you don't own it? To be told what you can and cannot do with it? And to get less out of it and be restricted? Android is doing amazing. Its other os types with their extreme limitations that are gonna need something miraculous. Or a out of the blue super device and long as apple don't try to sue by claiming they invented inventing. Pay off another judge and get away with it

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  • 2012-01-13 16:16
  • q8Q8

> In reply to TC @ 2012-01-12 17:53 from mrGa - click to readi have the lumia 800 for about a week now. Why is the OS so bad? I don't like that there is no option for browser at the moment, no skype client, no g+ integration in the people app (like for tweeter, fb) and the contacts were better on a symbian phone (total flexibility, matching outlook 100%)
so it is not perfect .... but BAD?! don't get me started on the others ...
I actually like it as a whole, the design aside which can be compared to ics ONLY, everything else just looks old.
I am not a fan boy (i have used the iphoney, win 6.5 devices, galaxy tab, nokias, etc) and WP7.5 is very relevant today as UX, features AND provides what others only advertise - the integration amongst MS products (media player/center, xbox, skydrive, office 365...)

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  • 2012-01-13 13:08
  • mAM0

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2012-01-13 07:18 from kJq6 - click to readthats coz till a few years ago they were ... remember when Apple, MS were the dominant companies...

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  • 2012-01-13 12:52
  • t}BQ

> In reply to Q8Knight @ 2012-01-13 07:52 from fqeK - click to readSo Microsoft is a big, evil corporation that deserves to die when they do licensing deals, but Apple who wants to outright ban competitors and isn't open to licensing deals isn't?

Troll harder.

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  • 2012-01-13 12:11
  • NB92

Typical post from nokia fanboy pro.Has no facts and posts pointless comments on here.Get your nose out of microsofts backside and post something decent.Also how come gsm arena never remove his posts for spamming and trolling?

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  • 2012-01-13 11:49
  • M3s@

> In reply to Q8Knight @ 2012-01-13 07:52 from fqeK - click to readDid you even read the last part of the article?!? There's nothing wrong with this kind of deal! Instead of money they ask to build WP7 devices... zomgwtfbbq.

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  • 2012-01-13 11:37
  • 31YL

70% of Android phones contribute to Microsoft Hahahaha.

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  • 2012-01-13 11:29
  • IVKN

This is great news indeed. Nokia + WP7 for the win.

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  • 2012-01-13 09:00
  • ib6g

Prominent people in tech are already starting to speak out against Android and Google's deceptive ways. "Don't Be Evil" my ass. At least Apple is up front about their systems and about their suing, annoying as they may be. In my opinion the hypocrisy of Google is worse.

Boo Android! Welcome WP7!

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  • 2012-01-13 07:57
  • tu6%

Microsoft is such an evil cooperation hopefully they die soon in cell phones market...

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  • 2012-01-13 07:52
  • fqeK

> In reply to Amitpd1 @ 2012-01-12 18:06 from nUV6 - click to readwell said mate...

I really like ur idea to sell the phone without OS pre-installed in it....
will install custom Android but still have the handset warranty.....

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  • 2012-01-13 07:40
  • xyks

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2012-01-13 03:01 from kJq6 - click to readwhere in my post did you see me say anything about android? I happen to own a Nokia N9 and an iPad 2! just more instances of you being a TROLL without having all the facts!

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  • 2012-01-13 07:24
  • Mfxg

> In reply to Android Fanboy II @ 2012-01-13 06:55 from t1$E - click to readGoogle is like McDonald's. Both of them are successful in their own field and both have crappy products. Being number one doesn't mean a thing when the product is crap. Android is only semi decent on dual cores and it's complete crap on low-mid end devices. It lags on dual cores and it's even worst on single cores. I am not a fan of Android and I hate Google. It's the dirtiest company. They steal ideas and when they get sued, they cry like babies and starts accusing MS and Apple of trying to hamper "innovation". Google steal ideas, copies patented technologies and pass it on as its own "innovation". Google is a big company that tries hard to act like it's the underdog.

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  • 2012-01-13 07:18
  • kJq6

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