Microsoft Has Become A More Significant Intellectual Property Licensee Of Nokia

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Nokia Corporation today reported their interim report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014. Nokia ended Q2 2014 with a strong balance sheet and solid cash position with gross cash of EUR 9.0 billion and net cash of EUR 6.5 billion compared to EUR 6.9 billion and EUR 2.1 billion, respectively, at the end of Q1 2014.

Among the three main divisions in the Nokia, Nokia Technologies group does research and development building on the strength of industry-leading patent portfolio. They license their technologies to other companies. In the financial report published today, Nokia revealed that Nokia Technologies net sales increased sequentially in Q2 2014, primarily due to Microsoft becoming a more significant intellectual property licensee in conjunction with the sale of substantially all of the Devices & Services business to Microsoft.

 

Nokia Technologies develops and licenses cutting-edge innovations that are powering the next revolution in computing and mobility: the “programmable world” where intelligent connections bring millions of everyday objects online and create exciting new possibilities. Through Nokia Technologies, Nokia will invest in the further development of its industry-leading innovation portfolio. This will include expanding our successful IP licensing program, helping other companies and organizations benefit from our breakthrough innovations, and exploring new technologies for use in potential future products and services.

Our scientists, engineers and licensing experts draw on deep expertise in areas ranging from imaging and sensing, wireless connectivity and power management, to advanced materials and beyond.

I’m sure Nokia Technologies will have some breakthrough imaging technologies such as PureView in the pipeline. Hopefully, Microsoft will license and use them  in their devices.

Source: Nokia

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  • donzebe

    Thanks to Microsoft we survived the winter.

    • zahrans

      thanks to nokia WP survived.

      • dave

        no really, 50% layoff , would’ve been 100% if they thought they could get away with it, cause WP is DEAD, kind of always was, but now funeral, see

        • dave

          :} proof

          • zahrans

            of what exactly?

            that you’re able to use a search engine and you (or someone else) is mildly proficient in photoshop?

          • dave

            ok , whats the spin on 50% nokia layoff?, suppose your gonna quote some old fastest growth BS, its @ 2% market share and going down!, its over, too far gone to be brought back!, sure there are still a tiny number of fans, but when was the last time you saw a TV ad, hell they waste money trying to promote Azure as if the consumer gives a dam. so you might as well start the grief process, cause that puppy is dead as a door nail!

          • zahrans

            yeah, i heard it all before from trolls like you, about how WP is a joke and will go away in a few months time, about how i should move to another eco system like android or ios, about how WP is dead in the water, about how MS will discontinue WP etc.

            all this since the WP 7.5 days.

            well guess what? WP is still here!

            and regarding market share & layoffs etc., with arguments like yours, apple should have folded in the early 90’s and started selling windows OS instead.

            btw, congratulation for mastering the extremely difficult art of using search engines. really, you should also give yourself a pat in the back.

          • dave

            I’m a troll because WP is Dead, come on, I had a Windows 7 phone, being C# Dev I wanted it to succeed,in just wasn’t a robust eco system, then sinoffski alienated nearly all Devs with the stupid metro thing, so now you have a ton of zombie abandoned app, maybe 100 good one, no Dev interest,no Customers, and there wiping out poor Nokia thanks to this F^&ktard!, atari amigas still have a few fans, what does that prove!

          • zahrans

            yeah, you’re definitely a troll!
            your latest comment only re-confirmed my initial assertion.

            good luck in your trolling efforts, although you won’t go far if your piss poor attempts above are anything to go by.

          • dave

            yeah nothing makes a point like name calling!

          • dave

            how bout this, when do you go back to school?, what grade are you in?

          • JamesSB

            What about it? Is it suppose to be relevant? My Surface Pro 3 uses IE 11 not IE 10.

          • zahrans

            lame retouching attempts? school? cartoon channel? IE10 market share?

            i don’t like to trumpet it much but going by your comments it does seems like i AM smarter & more clever than you.

          • JamesSB

            Seriously, this chart is useless. IE 11 is replacing IE 10, so IE 10’s market share should drop.

          • dave

            IE11 mobile was just release in April and doesn’t even have enough users to register market share yet!

          • JamesSB

            Sorry but Windows Phone 8.1 had 7.7% market share in June.

          • dave

            7.7% of who? Microsoft employees? really can’t stand not getting the last world, BS or not, why do you even care if WP is Dead? when your contract up switch to android or IPhone if slave labor doesn’t offend you.

            the facts, many source all say about the same here is one.

            from yahoo finance July 12,2014

            Microsoft Is Losing Market Share It Can’t Afford To Lose

            According to the latest figures from the May 2014 Smartphone OS Market Share infographic Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS is declining, coming in at 3.8% for the latest survey, down from 4.7% last year, a decline of more than 20%.

            Similar results were seen in Germany, Europe’s largest smartphone market. Android now commands 80.9% of the market there, up from 77.9% in the year ago period, while iOS slipped to 12.1% from 13.7%, and Windows Phone fell to 5.9%, down from 6.2%. In Brazil, Android is up to an 87.3% share, iOS is down slightly to 4% and Windows Phone’s share remained flat at 5.5%.

            In the world’s largest market, China,..Windows Phones nearly dropped off the chart going to 0.6% from 3% a year ago.

          • JamesSB
          • dave

            or how bout this one

            Microsoft’s Windows Phone Reaches Mac Marketshare Levels (When Apple Was Nearly Bankrupt)

            During the June 2014 quarter Apple, Inc. sold 4.4 million Macs. The sales figure was surprising in that during the year ago quarter Apple only sold 3.75 million Macs, representing a year-over-year sales increase of 15%. Based on IDC’s worldwide estimates for the June quarter, coupled with Apple’s actual Mac shipments, Apple likely achieved 5.9% global PC share.

            What may be the most noteworthy comparison to Apple’s Mac market share is that Microsoft Windows Phone holds only 2% share worldwide. Microsoft’s 2% Windows Phone share is well below the market share levels Apple had back in the day with Mac sales when Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy.

            In 1997 Apple’s Mac sales had slipped to holding only 3.3% worldwide market share, with then CEO Steve Jobs later claiming the company was 90 days away from going bankrupt.

          • dave

            IE 10 Mobile is what runs on Windows Phone kids, funny how fans include reality, call names, changed the subject and whine, cause they bought a device that’s obsolete.

          • JamesSB

            My Microsoft Windows 8.1 tablet uses IE 11 not IE 10.

          • dave

            read much? or just troll?

          • JamesSB

            Your chart is for Mobile/tablets, read much from your own info?

          • dave

            this is all mobile IE, why so emotional about a smartphone?

          • JamesSB

            Yeah, why bother commenting on Microsoft articles? All your comments in your history are on Microsoft articles. Why so emotional about Microsoft

          • JamesSB

            IE 11 has 7.7% of the WP market.

          • dave

            and All Windows Phone has 2% of global market share! so IE11 Mobile would be 0.144% of global Market Share, impressive!

          • JamesSB

            And your chart is wrong in measuring the WP market.

          • dave

            ok , you win, I made it up, feel better now?

          • JamesSB

            NetApplications does not measure the WP market accurately. Their numbers for WP are suspect since they had WP 7.5 as the number one WP OS until 2 months ago. All other reports show that WP was overtaken over a year ago.

          • dave

            NetApplications is the most sited source of market share, why don’t you google “Window phone market share” then filter by Last month , or are you such a MS fanboy you only use Bing which can’t manage to get there date filter working?

          • JamesSB

            According to NetApplications, in the month of April 2014, the #1 WP OS was WP 7.5. That is BS. AdDuplex had WP 8.0 at 61% back in July 2013, a year ago.

          • dave

            prove it! windows phone has so little market share they dont break it down that way, give , lost case, over, dead, flat line, too far gone to be brought back, its over when its over and its over!
            no offense but , i gotta go!, have fun, check the articles below or do some research!, i”l take a look tomorrow, it’s not the end of the world BTW.

          • JamesSB

            You prove NetApplications numbers are right and I’ll prove AdDuplex’s numbers are right.

          • JamesSB

            Yes, you need to do more research.

          • dave

            wow , funny that’s all you got in the end, naming calling , subject changing, insults, no I’m not but what are you, not a link to anything verifiable, just spewing BS, backed up by classic trolling tech. all the signs of a lost debate, I’m sorry that your’re stuck with and obsolete phone, insulting me isn’t going to bring it back, cause the eco-system has flatlined, it’s not going to make a comeback with no Devs,No Cust, #1 OEM euthanized ,
            don’t cry, cheer up , it’s still OK, for phone calls and browsing , and your contract will be over sooner or later.

          • JamesSB

            I’ve seen all of the ratings from NetApplications, AdDuplex, Chitika, StatCounter.

          • dave

            there’s no enlighten you to reality, just ask yourself would MS layoff half of the employee at the make of 95% of windows phone if they hadn’t given up?

          • JamesSB

            Half the employees… the ones that make up Nokia X, Asha, and Series 40. Microsoft was clear that those lines are being dropped.

          • JamesSB

            Also, I’m using WP 8.1, so my phone uses IE 11, and the 3 other phones in my household.

          • zahrans

            i’m using IE11 “genius”.

            as stated by JamesSB, you’re “clueless”, talking about things you know nothing about.

            better luck next time, troll.

          • zahrans

            it does when it is deserved.

          • zahrans

            poor dave.

            going into so much trouble, numerous trolling attempts with lame ass retouched pics and all but no luck.

          • JamesSB

            Yeah, while Microsoft rakes in the money from Azure.

          • dave

            why does every fanboy result to name calling or changing the subject, It’s funny how emotional they get about a device

          • JamesSB

            Yeah, why get bent out of shape over the surface pro. Why comment on a Surface Pro article. In fact why do you only comment on Microsoft articles. Your comment history shows only Microsoft articles.

          • dave

            I have no problem with surface pro, but surface RT is useless POS, why do people always change the subject when they have weak argument? that’s a rhetorical question, so you don’t need to answer.

        • zahrans

          yeah, i’ve been hearing that WP is dead from the pre “mango” days….

        • JamesSB

          No, Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 are dead. WP lives on.

          • zahrans

            don’t mind him. he’s just a troll, (and not a good one at that) LOL

          • JamesSB

            Very true….clueless

  • MuhsSalah

    The imaging team already went under Microsoft as it was part of Nokia D&S division not Nokia technologies.

    • Bugbog

      That’s what I was just going to point out!

  • Maelstrom

    Hum, isn’t the PureView technology now owned by Microsoft? I thought it was part of the deal.

    • JamesSB

      Yes, Juha and his team are with Microsoft now.

  • dev

    Well, the most curious question is why ans how long Microsoft uses stupid HERE maps in europe as a replacement for Bing maps.