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Motorola and Microsoft attempt to put feud behind them

Wed 06 Oct, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

Mobile manufacturer Motorola has attempted to patch an ongoing feud between itself and global heavyweight Microsoft.

Microsoft claim Motorola's Android-based phones breach nine patents, including the synchronisation of email, calendars, contacts, scheduling and notifying changes in signal strength and battery life.

Motorola's co-CEO Sanjay Jha defended Motorola's developments and put any similarities down to the speed at which technology is progressing as well as the demands on those creating handsets and applications for modern business people.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Jha explained that Microsoft's reluctance to upgrade their 2009 operating systems was one of the main reasons they chose to work with Android.

Having suffered heavy financial set backs due to last year's recession, Jha intends to steer Motorla back into profit by the end of 2010.

Jha hinted that he hopes to work with Microsoft in the future but any offer from Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer would have to be a “compelling offer” rather than a “rational offer”.

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