Samsung and Google today signed into a patent licensing agreement, which will allow both the companies access to each other's existing, and future patents without the axe of a legal threat hovering above them.
Dr. Seungho Ahn, Samsung's Intellectual Property Center head, said in a press release, "Samsung and Google are showing the rest of the industry that there is more to gain from cooperating than engaging in unncessary patent disputes."
Samsung is currently prepping its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. While Samsung has remained tight-lipped on details, rumors say that the Galaxy S5 will sport a industry-first quad HD 2,560×1,440 resolution display, a new 64-bit eight-core Exynos processor, a 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, and a massive 4,000mAh battery pack.
Samsung is expected to reveal the phone during the Mobile World Congress in February.