Xiaomi and Microsoft sign smart phone patents agreement

Xiaomi, one of China’s largest Smart phone manufacturers has purchased hundreds of Microsoft’s Smart phone inventions. According to industry gurus, the move is expected to kick start Xiaomi into marketing its Smart phones in the European market.
This latest move has come in handy at a time when the Chinese phone maker is looking at meeting it sales target which was short last year. It is anticipated that the deal will offer Smart phone users an avenue to interact with more of Microsoft’s apps. In this deal, Xiaomi will get among other patents, rights to communications, video and cloud technologies. 

Even though Xiaomi is already using Microsoft’s Azure platforms to power its MiCloud service, the latest acquisition is also expected to start a generation of per-installed Microsoft apps on upcoming Xiaomi devices.  This will include apps such as Word, Excel, Power-point, Skype and Outlook. 

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