Cisco is trying to get its software onto more and more smartphones, but it faces a formidable competition.
The company has been testing its software on a number of different smartphones, including the Apple iPhone, Google’s Pixel, Samsung’s Galaxy S7, and others.
As of today, Cisco’s software licenses are already available on the Android and iOS platforms, and the company expects to soon expand its software license offerings.
“The market for Cisco software is really very strong,” says Ian Thompson, the company’s head of software licensing.
“This includes devices like smartphones, tablets, and wearables.” “
We are looking at licensing and offering more of our products on a variety of platforms,” Thompson adds.
“This includes devices like smartphones, tablets, and wearables.”
In other words, if you want to get a software license for an Android or iOS device, you need to go with Cisco.
And the company is looking to make its software more widely available.
Cisco isn’t alone in this strategy.
Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants are also actively looking to extend their licensing of software, too.
Some of these companies are also investing in their own software licenses.
In October, Microsoft announced that it would offer its software licenses on the Google Play Store.
In the same month, Microsoft also announced it would soon begin rolling out its own software licensing programs on Android and Apple devices.
(The company did not respond to Ars’ request for comment on this article.)
Microsoft has a few other advantages to its approach.
Microsoft is one of the few major tech companies that still doesn’t require its software to be purchased from third-party vendors.
For instance, Google doesn’t charge licensing fees on the code it makes available for free download.
That means you don’t have to pay Microsoft a penny for the Android SDK, the .NET Framework, or other software that Microsoft offers.
Microsoft also sells the .net Framework itself, making it a natural partner for Cisco.
But, of course, the big advantage of Microsoft’s approach is that it’s easier for customers to get their software on more devices.
“Microsoft is a lot more easily scalable for a large number of partners than Cisco is,” says John Molloy, the managing director of consulting firm ZDNet.
MollOY adds that the company has also been able to get software for some of its more popular products, like Windows Server and Office.
“They have a lot of product offerings that are compatible with a lot fewer devices,” he says.
“You could do it with a Cisco product, but Cisco would have to be building more products.”
But, Molloys also points out that, unlike Cisco, Microsoft has some experience licensing software.
In addition to its current licensing agreements, Microsoft is also offering an extensive suite of software for Windows and Office 365.
And it recently extended its licensing of Microsoft Office to the Android platform, with Microsoft’s Android licensing partner, Zendesk.
“It’s a pretty well established platform that Microsoft is willing to take on,” Molloya says.
So if you’re looking to get your software onto an Android device, Cisco might not be the best choice.
But it’s still not a bad option if you’ve got a budget.
For a little more than $30 per year, you can get a Cisco Software License for $3,995.
The same software will run you $3.99 per year.
That’s a little less than $1 per month for a Cisco License.
And, like a lot other tech companies, Cisco isn, too, offering a free software upgrade for a software licensing package that includes Windows, Office, and Cisco services.