"Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, thanks to its patents being used in Google’s operating system. That income has recently been faltering due to a fall in shipments of smartphones whose manufacturers have struck licensing deals with Microsoft.Why Microsoft's New Deal With Lenovo Matters
However, Microsoft is still striking patent deals, and the latest one is with Lenovo. Apart from the cross-licensing nature of this agreement, announced Monday, Lenovo will also preinstall core Microsoft apps on some of its premium devices."
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Why Microsoft's New Deal With Lenovo Matters (Fortune)
Also see Lenovo bloats up Android with Microsoft Office and Skype (ZDNet)