Last Tuesday, it was announced by the two companies that Lenovo smartphones, which are based on the Android operating system, will now come with Microsoft’s pre-installed apps, particularly Office, OneDrive, and Skype. It is also expected that Lenovo will ship millions of these Android-based devices worldwide over the next several years. Now, under this expanded collaboration between Microsoft and Lenovo, a patent cross-licensing agreement is also included that covers Lenovo and Motorola devices.
According to Microsoft’s corporate vice president OEM Division, Nick Parker’s statement, “Microsoft’s thrilled that our productivity apps will be pre-installed on Lenovo’s premium devices — the marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive, more connected and achieve even more”.
Last year, Samsung is added by Microsoft so that to bring its software to smartphone and tablets made by the South Korean company.
Similarly, Leader of Corporate Alliances of the Lenovo, Christian Eigen says, “Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps — Installing Microsoft apps and services on our devices will bring additional value to consumers around the globe”.