After Samsung And HTC, Microsoft Targets Huawei For Royalty Payment Over Android


The Chinese telecom giant Huawei has unveiled the truth that Microsoft is demanding royalty payment for its mobile products, which are  using Android OS. The chief marketing officer for Huawei device s- Victoe Xu- has confirmed that the company is negotiating with the Microsoft over licensing certain ‘Microsoft patents’. The game started when company had launched a new Smartphone and 7″ Tablet for the UK market, which work on Android platform.

Xu said;” we always respect the intellectual property of companies. But we have 65,000 patents worldwide too. We have enough to protect our interests. We are very important stakeholder in Android.”

Microsoft is extracting royalty from many companies for Android products, including Samsung, HTC, Compal electronics, Quanta Computer, Wistron, General Dynamics Itronix, velocity micro, Onkyo, acer and Viewsonic. After Microsoft’s latest patent agreement with the Compal- the world’s largest Original Design Manufacturers, or ODMs- situation hassled the Android manufacturers. Such license agreement clearly indicates that the company is accounting for more than half of all Android devices and have now entered into patent license agreement with Microsoft.

Google’s acquisition over Motorola is under dilemma and the future of Android is still uncertain. If Google will succeeded in the acquisition, it might lead more protection for Android license.

Huawei is the world’s second- biggest manufacturer of networking infrastructure such as mobile phones networks, behind Sweden’s Ericsson and ahead of Nokia Siemens networks.

The CEO of Huawei revealed its intend that the company want to be in the list of top five companies in the world in three years and among the top three in the next five year.

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