Microsoft partnered with 20 Android OEMs to pre-install Office and Skype apps

In March this years, Microsoft has partnered with Samsung and Dell to pre-install its Office and Skype apps on these companies Android devices. Today Microsoft has announced its partnership with additional 20 Android OEM’s and it will pre-install its Office and Skype apps on their upcoming smartphones and tablets as well. Microsoft has stated that, the partnered devices will come with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote and Skype.

Microsoft has also announced that these apps will come pre-installed on the upcoming LG tablets and Sony Xperia Z4 tablets will come with the apps pre-installed in next there months. Microsoft has stated that,

Our strategic agreements with these partners demonstrate how Microsoft is leveraging the scale of the hardware ecosystem and working with partners in the new ways to deliver rich experience to the customers. This is the cornerstone of our cross platform services strategy, to bring an array of Microsoft services to every person on every device. By pre-installing the Microsoft software and service 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 the advantage of opportunities to realize new revenue streams.

Here are the list of the Android OEMs on which Microsoft will pre-install its apps.

  • Axdia International GMBH – Germany
  • Cube – China
  • DL – Brazil
  • General Procurement – United States
  • Grupo Nucleo – Argentina
  • Haier – China
  • Inco – Mexico
  • Ionik GBMH – Germany
  • Iview – United States and Latam
  • LG – Global
  • Multilaser – Brazil
  • Noblex – Argentina
  • Pacific(Vulcan) – Mexico
  • Philco – Argentina
  • Positivo – Brazil
  • Sony – Global
  • Teclast – China
  • TMAX Digital – North America
  • Wortmannn – Germany

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