Dell Agrees to Pay Royalties to Microsoft
In a recent patent licensing deal between Dell Incorporated and Microsoft Corporation, the former will pay the latter sales royalties on devices that are powered by Google Android or Chrome software. Additionally, intellectual property will be licensed between both companies in regards to the specific Google software, including Chromebooks. This agreement is nothing new within the Google operating system and software spectrum, as companies such as HTC, LG, and Samsung have already reached an agreement with Microsoft to pay royalties in the same fashion for Android handsets. Dell has done the same in order to satisfy Microsoft, since the Redmond based company believes that certain Android devices infringe on its patents.