Google signs peace agreement with Android partners

Google signs peace agreement with Android partners

Android is the world’s most popular operating system now. However, there are a lot of legal battles over patents surrounding the Android ecosystem.

Google announced a new Android Networked Cross-License Agreement known as “PAX” which is latin for “Peace” to reduce litigation between Android device makers and defend themselves against patent lawsuits.

PAX members currently consist of Google, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Foxconn Technology Group, HMD Global, HTC, Coolpad, BQ, and Allview. There are more than 230,000 global patents owned by the PAX members.

The royalty-free licenses is granted to any Android-related patents held by its members to all other members. So, it can bring more patent peace and value to those members and free up more time and money to innovate new idea.