Google and major Android phone makers gather in a patent peace agreement

Google announced PAX today – an Android networked cross-license agreement, signed between the Alphabet company and major Android phone manufacturers to exchange patents freely for Android and Google applications. The deal “ensures that innovation and consumer choice [.] will continue to be key drivers for the Android ecosystem.”

Members of the PAX agreement (which means peace in Latin) are Google, Samsung, LG, Foxconn, HMD, HTC, Coolpad, BQ, and Allview. They will be able to exchange patents without charging each other and will hopefully, bring patent peace in the smartphone…