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Microsoft, Samsung expand smartphone partnership

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 7:05am
The Associated Press

Microsoft and Samsung Electronics are agreeing to cross-license each other's patent portfolios, with Microsoft getting royalties for mobile phones and tablets Samsung sells that run the Android operating system.

Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday that they have also agreed to work together in developing and marketing Microsoft's Windows Phone software.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Research firm IDC says Samsung was the No. 2 smartphone maker in the world in the second quarter, behind Apple Inc.

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