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Microsoft Inks Another Android Patent Deal, Says 70 Percent of Devices Now Have License

Microsoft on Wednesday said it had signed a patent licensing deal with Taiwan’s Pegatron, covering any Android devices it produces. With this latest deal, Microsoft said it now has pacts with four of the top five Taiwanese contract manufacturers, covering more than 70 percent of all U.S. Android devices.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus