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Microsoft Apps To Be Installed On More Android Tablets

Xperia Z4 Tablet

After forming partnerships earlier this year with other manufacturers, Microsoft has announced that it is partnering with more manufacturers for Microsoft Office installations. This is for 20 different manufacturers, including LG and Sony.

On the matter Microsoft has said:

“These 31 partners will offer Android tablets pre-installed with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype in the near future. They will be available on a new LG tablet, and Sony will include them on their Xperia Z4 tablet in the next 90 days.

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 is the official list of OEM’s that will now have Microsoft apps included on their tablets:

  • 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
  • Prestigio – EMEA
  • Sony – Global
  • Teclast – China
  • TMAX Digital – North America
  • Wortmannn – Germany

Financial terms for these different deals were not disclosed and there is also no timeframe except for the Sony Xperia Z4 tablet. But as the months progress and you buy a tablet from these OEM’s, you will start seeing Microsoft apps pre-loaded.

Source: Microsoft via Android Central

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