A new report says that Samsung will be bundling apps like OneDrive, Microsoft Office and Skype on its upcoming Android tablets. This comes after the company recently announced that the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones will also carry a fair bit of Microsoft apps.
“Great things happen when you converge services and devices,” said Peggy Johnson, Executive Video President of Business Development over at Microsoft. “Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft’s productivity services to everyone, on every device, so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want.”
Johnson further mentioned the addition of new partners who will supply Microsoft apps with their devices. “Building on that news, I’m pleased to share that we’ve also expanded strategic agreements with leading global OEM Dell, and regional OEMs including TrekStor of Germany, JP Sa Couto of Portugal, Datamatic of Italy, DEXP of Russia, Hipstreet of Canada, QMobile of Pakistan, Tecno of Africa, and Casper of Turkey, as well as top original device manufacturer Pegatron” Johnson said.
This is a logical move for Microsoft, considering that it can partner with one of the biggest OEMs in the world today to bring its services to the masses. For Samsung, this will make its tablets an attractive proposition for businesses and enterprise users. Office is available for download separately on major app hubs, so practically anyone with a smartphone or tablet can access the application. But the fact that Samsung will be bundling it by default makes it much easier for the customers.
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