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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 on Oct 3, 2015 at 02:27 am CDT - 0 mins, 27 secs reading time

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.

ASUS will include pre-installed Microsoft software on Android devices |

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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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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