Lenovo’s devices will now ship with Microsoft applications pre-installed

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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Nice contrast between the red Lenovo logo and blue Microsoft logo

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.


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  1. Marius Cirsta
    August 30, 2016

    To be honest I don’t care much. I’ll just root and remove any pre-installed crap that I don’t need.
    Also I think it’s crappy of Android to require you to root the device to be able to remove the built-in apps that you don’t need. Did that change in the latest versions btw ? I’m still stuck at 5.

    • MattD
      August 30, 2016

      That will never change: it’s not like everyone knows what he’s doing with its phone, and if they makes something stupid then they’ll blame google for that… Google has to make its sw dumb-proof, so default root permissions isn’t something we’ll ever see from Big G… Then, companies exploit it to install crapware everywhere, and it’s just their fault, but the base idea isn’t wrong by itself

      • Assefa Hanson
        August 30, 2016

        Well said

  2. Rob
    August 30, 2016

    This just means that buying a new phone will require another few minutes setting up and removing all the crap bloatware. There are literally millions of aps in the Play store, if I want something it takes secondes to download and install it myself, don’t need the manufacturer telling me what I do and don’t need.

  3. Partha Pratim Dutta
    August 30, 2016

    Some applications of Microsoft is useful. We can use them but with Android, we have so many applications, games that there would not be much use of Microsoft except its Office which is offcourse good but they charge separately for Windows. Microsoft Apple are not common Man’s tools to buy. Microsoft’s Edge browser is not a substitute of Google.

  4. balcobomber25
    August 30, 2016

    Another brand I will avoid. Not because I don’t like Microsoft Apps, I use some of them, but because I hate when a company tries to force unnecessary apps on me, let me make that decision for myself. Lenovo usually already comes packed with bloatware we don’t need anymore.

  5. Hans
    August 30, 2016

    Do they talk here about phones or tablets and computers and with windows at least you get updates