Samsung and Google compete in a tough domain. All the players in this domain fight harsh for the no. 1, because it brings a lot of appreciation, but mostly profits.
But what happens when two of the biggest players in the market decide to make a deal? There surely will be changes.
Yesterday, Samsung and Google announced officially that they made a new cross-license patent agreement that covers a "broad range" of current and future patents until 2024. Maybe a new era just started !
Dr. Seungho Ahn, the Head of Samsung’s Intellectual Property Center declared that “Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unnecessary patent disputes.”
The official announcement wasn't very clear though, none of the two companies wasn't clear about which patents we are talking about. Surely some of the Samsung's' patents won't be disclosed. Also, we suspect that some of Motorola's patents are excluded from the deal.
Google officials said that this partnership means a step forward for innovation, while companies will reduce the potential for litigation. It means that in the next 10 years there can be made a lot of discoveries and products can develop more than we think !
This news is pretty big for the Android world. What shape will take this world? What will happen with this partnership? We can tell you in 2024.