Microsoft Sues Motorola over their Android Implementation

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You might remember a while back when HTC got some flack for violating a number of Microsoft’s patents in their implementation of Google Android on their Android phones. Microsoft and HTC settled the dispute with a deal where HTC would have to pay Microsoft a certain amout of licensing fees for every Android phone that they sold.

Now it’s Motorola’s turn, as Microsoft has decided to sue them for patent infringement now. We can probably imagine that Microsoft was trying to work out a deal for the patent licensing in the same way that they did with HTC, however it looks like Motorola has gone rogue by implementing Microsoft technologies without permission and refuses to pay up.

Or, do you think Microsoft just decided to sue Motorola instead of charging licensing fees because Motorola didn’t partner with them for Windows Phone 7?

(via ZDnet)

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Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!