The Microsoft Corp. and another company named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co LTD have signed a global patent in terms of licensing their agreement this Wednesday. Under the action of this agreement the Hon Hai clients would be made immune from the patent claims that would be forced towards them while making use of the Google Inc. Android as well as Chrome operating systems. This news can be termed to be the most significant of the ones that were released this morning. For those who do not know, Hon Hai happens to be the parent company of the famous Foxconn which is the prime manufacturer of nearly 40 % of the worldwide electronics.
The fact here is that any of the devices that would be made from the side of Hon Hai would mark regular royalty payments that would be made to Microsoft. So this news can also be termed to be bad for Google which has been keen in denying that the android devices would be required to have a patent from Microsoft. Moreover, another subsidiary of Google, Motorola Mobility has also recently lost its dispute in terms of the patent to Microsoft. The statement which was made from Hon Hai should be a heart breaker for Google. Hon Hai said in this regard that the company happens to be the biggest and the largest in terms of the making of contract electronics and is also proud of holding nearly 54000 patents all over the world.
The person who made this comment was Samuel Fu, who happens to be the director of the Intellectual Property Department. He also added that we respect the steps that have been taken for the protection of the intellectual property and the licensing agreement that has been made with Microsoft is an open testament of the continued efforts which are being made in this regard. The day before the patent was made official, the Chief Executive Chairman of the Google Inc. had announced that nearly 1.5 million android devices would be activated on a daily basis and also made a prediction that nearly 1 billion android devices would be functional at the end of the year. Microsoft has been quite keen in the past to pursue the various hardware makers instead of Google.