LG might be entering the Chromebook business soon

A recent patent agreement between Microsoft and LG which covers Android and Chrome OS-based devices, may indicate that the electronics firm might soon be manufacturing a Chromebook model.

LG currently doesn’t manufacture any smartphones, tablets, computers or other devices that run the Chrome OS.

Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft, said in a statement: “We are pleased to have built upon our longstanding relationship with LG to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Together with our 10 previous agreements with Android and Chrome OS device manufacturers, including HTC, Samsung and Acer, this agreement with LG means that more than 70 percent of all Android smartphones sold in the U.S. are now receiving coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio.”

Google, as we know, has been courting other potential Chromebook manufacturers for some time now and plans to make announcements on that front in early 2012. We’ll wait for the official word.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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