Microsoft announces partnership with 20 additional Android OEMs to pre-install Office and Skype apps

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Back in March, Microsoft teamed up with Samsung ang Dell to pre-install its apps on the companies’ Android device. The company today announced that 20 new Android OEMs will be pre-installing the company’s apps on their upcoming tablets as well. According to Microsoft, the devices will pack Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype. The company announced that these apps will also come pre-installed on a new LG tablet. Additionally, Sony will include the apps on their Xperia Z4 tablet in “the next 90 days”. Microsoft stated:

“Our strategic agreements with these partners demonstrate how Microsoft is leveraging the scale of the hardware ecosystem, and working with partners in new ways to deliver rich experiences to our customers. This is a cornerstone of our cross-platform services strategy, to bring an array of Microsoft services to every person on every device. By pre-installing Microsoft software and services solutions on Android tablets, our partners are able to increase the value of those devices by delivering the rich productivity experiences customers want. In addition, partners will be able to take advantage of opportunities to realize new revenue streams.”

Here are the new device partners that’ll pre-install Microsoft apps on their Android tablets:

Source: Microsoft – Via: WinBeta

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