Microsoft has struck deals with 11 Android tablet makers, including Samsung and Dell, to preload a number of Microsoft's applications and services on Android hardware.
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Microsoft's OneDrive and OneNote apps are preloaded on the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 Android phone. Could this be just the start of more OEM deals for Microsoft?
In the world of Android this week was news of Android shipments dropping, Android Wear shipments were not heavy, and Microsoft/Samsung end the royalty battle.
Is Microsoft looking to Android vendors like Cyanogen and Samsung to give the Redmond company a leg up in the mobile space?
Microsoft and Samsung have settled an Android patent-licensing-related contract dispute, Microsoft officials say, while offering no specific about the terms.
Apple and Samsung tablet sales have declined, but the market may bounce back with help from Microsoft.
In the news this week were rumors that Microsoft is thinking about running Android apps, Samsung is changing processors due to overheating issues, and a simple way to get Google apps on custom ROMs.
Microsoft sets Office free and adds utility on the iPhone, Apple beats Samsung in China, and the Apple Watch is rumored to be quite expensive.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
This week saw reports of Samsung profits dropping, Google has been working on multi-window support for Android, and HP sneaks a 10-inch tablet to market.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
The Korean giant will now use Microsoft Word as the company's official word-processing program instead of its self-designed one, reports ZDNet Korea’s Cho Mu-hyun.
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.
Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.
School's out, which means the courtship of educational institutions is in. Tech giants — Samsung, Microsoft, Dell, HP and others — are all chasing deals to transform education.
Microsoft's investment partner Nook Media is working with Samsung on a new Android-based Nook tablet. Is there still a place for Microsoft in this arrangement?
Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all committed to a voluntary agreement to include kill switches in future mobile devices.
Today's tablet landscape is dominated by Apple's iPad and Android devices from Samsung, Google and others, with Windows-based tablets from Microsoft and its partners making recent inroads on the market. But where did all these tablets spring from?
Google and Samsung are reportedly concerned patent licensing fees may increase should the software giant acquire the Finnish phone maker's devices and services unit.
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