Microsoft Boasts of Patent Agreements for Android Devices

Microsoft announced an Android patent agreement with Taiwanese company Compal Electronics, a deal the software giant claims gives it a lock on a majority of Android devices. "Together with the license agreements signed in the past few months with Wistron and Quanta Computer, today's agreement with Compal means more than half of the world's ODM industry for Android and Chrome devices is now under license to Microsoft's patent portfolio," Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft deputy general counsel, said in a statement.