Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Sep 2015 23:45 UTC, submitted by jonsmirl

Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their long-running patent feud over smartphones and video game systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.

The two companies, which didn't disclose financial terms, have been litigating over technology innovations for five years. Google's former Motorola Mobility unit had been demanding royalties on the Xbox video-gaming system, and Microsoft had sought to block Motorola mobile phones from using certain features.

If you've been paying attention, you know why this is taking place now.

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RE[3]: Comment by philcostin
by Deviate_X on Fri 2nd Oct 2015 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by philcostin"
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Yes - but more so, somehow.

Xarmarin and Cordova are embedded in Visual studio 2015.

Ironically if enable all the Android dev, Visual Studio will also install Chrome and remove IE from your desktop.

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