Samsung and Microsoft Pen Android Patent Deal -- Redmondmag.com "Samsung can use Google's Android OS in its mobile devices thanks to an intellectual property agreement signed between the device manufacturer and Microsoft. Microsoft's aggressive patent strategy in the mobile-device industry has created so many love triangles and bitter breakups that even the most ardent soap-opera or reality-TV fan would have trouble keeping score. This week's Android cross-licensing agreement between Microsoft and Samsung has set off a whole new round of alliances and suspicion that once again ensnares some of the industry's biggest names." -- And this was also mentioned in the article: "Outraged as always when these matters arise, Google issued a statement accusing Microsoft of extortion. But Microsoft brushed away those claims, obliquely suggesting that Google might do well to follow the lead of device makers such as Samsung and HTC that have reached patent agreements with Microsoft."