Pantech to enter Microsoft licensing agreement

pantech to enter microsoft licensing agreement

It’s been reported that Microsoft makes more money from Android due to its licensing agreements than it does from its own Windows Phone devices, and now it looks like the company is about to make even more. Last week LG entered the agreement to pay Microsoft, and today it has made yet another licensing partner lined up. According to reports online, the next OEM to pay up money for using Android on its phones will be Pantech.

Though it’s not exactly the most popular brand around, Pantech the third largest mobile handset maker in South Korea (behind LG and Samsung), which makes this a pretty significant licensing deal. Microsoft is now said to be collecting royalties from over 70% of all Android smartphones sold in the US: basically this means it gets to make a lot of money without doing anything – at least until Google or OEMs find a way to replace the Microsoft-licensed features of Android.

pantech to enter microsoft licensing agreement
Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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