Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Sep 2015 23:45 UTC, submitted by jonsmirl
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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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Comment by kittynipples
by kittynipples on Thu 1st Oct 2015 01:34 UTC
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I predict Google apps to start appearing on Windows Phone in the coming months.

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RE: Comment by kittynipples
by hakki on Thu 1st Oct 2015 08:25 in reply to "Comment by kittynipples"
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2015-09-05

I predict Google apps to start appearing on Windows Phone in the coming months.


I predict Microsoft to get even more Android friendly in the coming months. Office for iOS? Check. Office for Android? Check.

They know what to milk and where.

Edited 2015-10-01 08:25 UTC

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