Lenovo to preload its Android devices with Microsoft’s popular productivity apps

Lenovo to preload its Android devices with Microsoft’s popular productivity apps

In an announcement made earlier this week, Microsoft and Lenovo said that they have signed a new patent cross-licensing deal which will enable Lenovo to preload Microsoft's popular productivity applications on some of its premium future Android-powered devices.

The new patent cross-licensing deal announced by Microsoft and Lenovo will be applicable to the Lenovo-branded mobile portfolio as well as the Motorola brand, which is owned by Lenovo.

The widely-used Microsoft productivity apps which Lenovo will be able to install on millions of its Android devices will include Office, OneDrive and Skype apps. The devices loaded with the productivity apps will be shipped by Lenovo all across the world over the next several years.

About Lenovo’s new patent cross-licensing deal with Microsoft, Christian Eigen -- head of corporate alliances at Lenovo -- said in the statement that the collaboration between the two companies will “create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft's most popular apps.”

Eigen further added that the installation of Microsoft apps and services on Lenovo’s devices will “bring additional value to consumers around the globe.”

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