Microsoft Apps Bunch In Android Tablets By Samsung

Samsung is expanding on its recent partnership with Microsoft to microsoftwordpreinstall Office on select Android tablets. The move follows a similar bundling on Samsung’s Galaxy S6 handsets, with Microsoft’s Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote apps preinstalled in a special “Microsoft Apps” folder that is pinned on the homescreen. Samsung will start preinstalling Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype on “select Android tablets” in the first half of this year, with plans to offer Microsoft’s Office 365 service to businesses that opt for Samsung devices.

In the past, Microsoft preferred to pair its lucrative Office applications with its ubiquitous Windows operating system, but with the rise of mobile computing, Microsoft has been working hard to make its software available to users of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, which dominate the tablet and smartphone markets.

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