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Microsoft Partnering With Multiple Manufacturers To Include Apps On Their Devices

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In an announcement today, Microsoft has announced that they are partnering with nearly a dozen Android manufacturers to put their apps on the hardware that is made. Two major partners are Dell and Samsung, but there are also smaller manufacturers that will be part of this program:

  • TrekStor of Germany
  • JP Sa Couto of Portugal
  • Datamatic of Italy
  • DEXP of Russia
  • Hipstreet of Canada
  • QMobile of Pakistan
  • Tecno of Africa,
  • Casper of Turkey
  • Pegatron

The agreement between Microsoft and these manufacturers is that Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype will be pre-installed and available out of the box. No financial details have been disclosed, nor have any specific upcoming devices been named. But if you buy a device from the manufacturers above, it is highly likely you’ll see a Microsoft app upon first boot.

Sources: Microsoft (1), Microsoft (2)

Via: Android Central (1)Android Central (2)