#ASUS devices will soon start seeing Microsoft’s #Office apps pre-installed, thanks to a licensing deal struck between the two companies. #Microsoft said that this “opens the door to the kind of collaboration between Microsoft and ASUS made possible only through mutual respect and alignment on intellectual property.”
A large number of Android manufacturers have signed this pact with Microsoft to include Office apps on their devices. The list includes the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and nearly 20 others. This won’t hinder the experience of the users in any way, so there’s no need for concern if you’re planning to get an ASUS product soon.
Office apps can be used in lieu of the standard productivity apps and since it’s coming from Microsoft, users can be assured of getting the best software experience. It’s not clear if the apps will be included in future ASUS devices or if there will an update to bring all these apps to older devices as well. Either way, users should prepare to start seeing Microsoft’s Office apps on their ASUS devices very soon.