Samsung announced on Sunday that it and Google have entered a ten-year partnership to license each other's current patents and those filed in the future.

It marks a significant move within the patent space, as Samsung will now have access to the patents Google garnered as part of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola in 2011.

“We’re pleased to enter into a cross-license with our partner Samsung,” said Allen Lo, deputy general counsel for patents at Google. “By working together on agreements like this, companies can reduce the potential for litigation and focus instead on innovation.” It sounds like a clear stab at Apple, who has gone after Samsung and Google's Motorola in the courtroom over Android smartphones. 

Samsung and Google are remaining quiet about specifics. They are not talking about how the patents will be utilised by either company. However, it means that neither will sue each other,  and more importantly, it shows Samsung doesn't plan to veer from Google anytime soon. 

“This agreement with Google is highly significant for the technology industry,” said Dr. Seungho Ahn, the head of Samsung’s intellectual property center. “Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unnecessary patent disputes.” - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.