Pantech and MS working on Android licensing deal

Microsoft has been busy lately hammering out Android licensing deals with manufacturers.  A few days after announcing an agreement with LG, word is that they are close to a similar one with Pantech, South Korea’s third largest handset manufacturer.  A Pantech spokesman told Yonhap News, "We are in talks with Microsoft over the patent use, but specific details have not yet been decided." 

While nothing is set in stone, it is expected that the deal will mirror others signed with Samsung and others, which require them to pay Microsoft five dollars for every device sold.  Not including this deal in the making, Microsoft claims to have secured licensing agreements with 70% of all Android device manufacturers. 

Source: Yonhap News; Via: SlashGear

Seth Brodeur