Microsoft is all set to expand it's recent patnership with the leading Smartphone brand Samsung. Select Android Tablets will have preinstalled Microsoft Office Apps. The move is the latest sign that Microsoft is pushing to get its cloud-enabled software into the hands of as many customers as possible, regardless of the platform or device.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and all Galaxy S6 phones are supposed to have Microsoft's Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote apps preinstalled in a special "Microsoft Apps" folder that is pinned to the homescreen. Samsung will also pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype on select Android tablets which will make their way to the market in the first half of the year.
"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," explains Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's head of business development.
The move made my Microsoft is a pure idea to get Microsoft Office everywhere. Microsoft wants to capitalize the market as it is a well-known tech firm and has been providing the world with very good office tools. The coalition of the two organizations does seem to be very upright, considering the fact that it's just been a month that Samsung and Microsoft ended their bitter Android royalties dispute.
The terms and conditions of the fresh deal has been kept secretive by both the companies. Since chief executive Satya Nadella took over last March, Microsoft has taken a radically different approach to its flagship software. Instead of hiding it behind price tags and the Windows operating system, the company has begun giving it away for free and even on competitors' devices.