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ASUS will include pre-installed Microsoft software on Android devices

ASUS mobile devices will include pre-installed Microsoft software in the future
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 3, 2015 7:27 am
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Microsoft has revised the terms of its patent-licensing deal with ASUS, allowing the Taiwanese giant to pre-install Microsoft's Office productivity suite on its Android-powered devices. In return, Microsoft gains access to ASUS' patent portfolio.




Samsung was one of the first Android partners to pre-install Microsoft apps on its devices, where the Galaxy S6 includes a Microsoft folder that has Skype, OneDrive and OneNote pre-installed. Dell followed Samsung, and so did LG and Sony shortly after. Now, there are over 30 device makers pre-installing Microsoft products onto their Android-based devices.


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