Huawei and Microsoft in talks over Android royalties

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Huawei and Microsoft in talks over Android royalties

Warwick Ashford

Microsoft has tapped Samsung and HTC for royalties, claiming Google's Android operating system infringes its intellectual property rights, and the company is now in talks with China's Huawei.

Huawei Device's chief marketing officer, Victor Xu, has confirmed that the discussions are in progress, according to the BBC.

The US software maker claims that the Android system, which is used by Huawei's devices, uses some Microsoft innovations, but Xu said Huawei has more than 65,000 patents and has enough instruments to protect its interests.

Xu also revealed that Huawei plans to open a new design centre in London and begin its global roll-out of smartphones and tablet computers in the UK.

The London design centre, which will concentrate on the European smartphone market, will be the first of three centres planned outside China to help give Huawei a competitive edge.


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