Wistron, Microsoft sign patent license agreement

Microsoft announced today that they had scooped up another Android gadget maker, and this one is pretty big.

Wistron are a quiet little company that rarely release anything under their own brand. That’s because they spend a lot of time designing and building for others. I’m not sure if Wistron are bigger or smaller than HTC, but most signs point to Wistron being one of the major contract manufacturers.

The agreement will cover Wistron’s Android tablets, smartphones and ereaders. That last one is not just wishful thinking on the part of the marketing department; Wistron have announced plans to get into that niche (plus they own Polymer Vision, a developer of flexible screen).

And I also know that Wistron have been making tablets; I recall at least 1 showing up last year at a trade show.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] covered Microsoft’s patent agreements before (here and here), and they all pretty much come down to the deal announced today. All the companies pay a […]


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