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.