Samsung has forayed into the world of Android-powered cameras in recent times, what with the Samsung Galaxy Camera range that some thought would never take off, but it has attracted its fair share of fans over the weeks and months. Could there be other camera manufacturers that are looking to jump aboard the Android bandwagon? Perhaps, as Microsoft as well as Nikon have already signed a patent-licensing agreement, and this particular agreement is said to provide “broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for certain Nikon cameras running the Android platform.”

So far, both Microsoft and Nikon have agreed not to disclose any specific details on the situation, but Microsoft did say that they will receive undisclosed royalties from Nikon under this agreement. Similar to Microsoft’s other Android, Linux and Chrome OS patent deals, we have no idea the exact nature of Microsoft-patented technologies that the vendors are licensing. Let’s see what the future holds for Android and Nikon from now on. [Press Release]

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