Lenovo, one of China’s largest smartphone manufacturers, has just announced that many of Microsoft’s productivity applications like Skype, Office and OneDrive will now come pre-installed on all of Lenovo’s devices.
This is the result of a strategic cooperation between the two companies which, aside from the pre-installation of Microsoft’s apps, also includes the two companies cross-licensing some of their device patents.
Lenovo’s leader of corporate alliances Christian Eigen states that Lenovo’s collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for their customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps. By installing Microsoft’s apps and services on Lenovo devices, the company will offer more value to consumers around the world.
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Meanwhile, vice president of Microsoft’s OEM unit Nick Parker says that Microsoft is glad that their productivity software will be pre-installed on Lenovo’s high-quality devices. The marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive and more connected.
What’s your take on this bit of news? Does this partnership give you any benefits, or is it just more bloatware for you to uninstall? Tell us down in the comments below.