Foxconn to pay Microsoft royalties for Android devices

Foxconn will pay royalties to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using Google’s Android, Chrome
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First Published: Wed, Apr 17 2013. 03 06 PM IST
Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics maker and assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia. Photo: Reuters
Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics maker and assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia. Photo: Reuters
Updated: Wed, Apr 17 2013. 03 59 PM IST
New York: Taiwan tech firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, parent company of Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd, will pay royalties to Microsoft Corp. to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using rival Google’s Android and Chrome platforms.
A Microsoft statement late on Tuesday did not reveal the amounts the US company will be paid however.
The licensing agreement protects Hon Hai from claims that the cellphones and televisions it produces and which use Android and Chrome infringe on Microsoft’s patented technology.
The Taiwanese company is the world’s largest contract electronics maker and assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, among others, in huge plants in China where it employs more than one million workers.
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