|By Maureen O'Gara||
|February 27, 2013 05:00 AM EST||
Like Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer and Barnes & Noble before it, Nikon has signed up to pay Microsoft royalties for certain of its cameras running Android.
The deal gives Nikon broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio.
Microsoft said the agreement "demonstrates the value that both companies place on responsible IP licensing."
Microsoft has wracked up 1,100 licensing agreement since the end of 2003.