Microsoft ties up with Samsung, others for installing apps

Published on March 25, 2015 15:38:50 PM
Business
Microsoft on Monday announced collaboration with Samsung and different producers to introduce its administrations including Word and Skype on gadgets fueled by the opponent Google android framework.

The move is a piece of a push by Microsoft, which has been slacking in endeavors to get Windows-controlled gadgets in the commercial center, to take its administrations to customers and organizations utilizing Apple and Android equipment.

Microsoft said that it was working out an arrangement with Samsung - which had officially concurred on pre installing Microsoft benefits on its top of the line cell phones - to incorporate a few tablets as well.

The arrangement will give Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, One Drive and Skype on ‘select Samsung Android tablets’, an announcement from the Redmond, Washington, bunch said.

"Our association with Samsung is a result of our endeavors to bring the best of Microsoft's advantageous administrations to everybody, on every gadget, so that individuals can be benefitted at wherever, however and at whatever point they need," said Peggy Johnson, official VP of business improvement at Microsoft.

Johnson also said that 10 other equipment creators would likewise introduce Microsoft benefits on their Android gadgets.

These organizations include US-based Dell, TrekStor of Germany, JP Sa Couto of Portugal, Datamatic of Italy, DEXP of Russia, Hipstreet of Canada, QMobile of Pakistan, Tecno of Africa, and Casper of Turkey, and Pegatron - a Taiwan-based firm, which makes gadgets for different brands.

"Unique gadget makers are essential on the grounds that they stretch out Microsoft administrations to the biological system. All the more particularly, they help to achieve a more prominent number of other gadget producers, bringing about more choice for clients around the globe. What's more, for Microsoft, this is a piece of the organization's portable initial cloud-first vision," Johnson said.