Lenovo phones to come preloaded with Microsoft apps

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Lenovo and Microsoft have inked a strategic deal under which the former will preload latter’s apps on its Android devices.

As a result of the partnership, Lenovo will preload Microsoft’s productivity apps including Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype on select Android devices. The collaboration between Microsoft and Lenovo also includes a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers Lenovo and Motorola devices. Lenovo did not specify which specific models will come pre-loaded with Microsoft apps.

Microsoft had entered into similar deals with Samsung, Acer and Xiaomi. The company had even teamed up with 20 OEMs to pre-install Office Apps and Skype on Android tablets last year.

Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft said,

Microsoft’s thrilled that our productivity apps will be pre-installed on Lenovo’s premium devices. The marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive, more connected and achieve even more.

Christian Eigen, Leader of Corporate Alliances, Lenovo said,

Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps. Installing Microsoft apps and services on our devices will bring additional value to consumers around the globe.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+