Samsung will pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices

Samsung and Microsoft bring Office 365 to more Android devices

Samsung has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Microsoft to secure mobile productivity for businesses through a new business pack.

The pack will see the collaboration of Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX, with the aim to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on more Android devices.

Samsung will pre-install OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and is planning on pre-installing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint on selected Samsung Android tablets. 

Businesses that purchase devices through Samsung’s business-to-business channels will have access to three versions of Office 365, including Business, Business Premium and Enterprise paired with Samsung’s KNOX security solution.

Plus Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices will come with 100GB of additional free cloud storage for two years through Microsoft OneDrive.

Peggy Johnson, executive VP of business development at Microsoft, commented: “Great things happen when you converge services and devices. Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft’s productivity services to everyone, on every device – so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want."

SangChul Lee, executive VP of Strategic Marketing Office, IT and Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics, commented: “Our goal is to meet the ever-evolving needs of both consumers and business customers and give them more power to discover new mobile experiences.”

“We believe our suite of premium mobile products coupled with Microsoft’s productivity services will offer users the mobility they need in both their personal and business life.”

In other Microsoft news: Microsoft (along with other brands and celebs) has recently bought up a load of dirty domain names to combat potential trolling of its brands.

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