The deal will allow Motorola to use Microsoft’s patent portfolio in devices running the Android platform and Chrome OS.
Motorola Solutions has signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft that would cover devices running Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems.
Under the deal, the communication services unit of Motorola would use Microsoft’s patented technology, but companies both didn’t reveal too many details.
Microsoft’s general manager of IP licensing, Nick Psyhogeos, said both companies share a respect for intellectual property and a commitment to fair and reasonable patent licensing programmes.
"Microsoft prefers licensing to litigation, since licensing is a more effective way to share technology and accelerate the pace of innovation," Psyhogeos said.
Motorola Solutions Enterprise Mobile Computing VP Joe White said the agreement allows the customers to purchase Android products from Motorola Solutions.
"Our Motorola Solutions communications technology works best for everyone when it is backed with robust intellectual property and patents," White said.
Motorola Solutions provides communication services to enterprise and government customers and is a separate entity, which Google acquired earlier and is now being acquired by Lenovo.
Microsoft’s patent licensing programme for Android device-makers has resulted in signed license agreements with companies like Dell, Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Google has been criticising Microsoft and other companies including Apple and Oracle for allegedly orchestrating campaigns against Android.