Mar 23rd, 2015

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Microsoft is about about to be on a lot of devices soon. The company has just announced that 11 different Android device makers have agreed to preinstall various Microsoft apps and servers on their phones and tablets.

Notable parties on the list include Samsung (whose participation will be limited to their range of tablets) and Dell. The other 9 guys are either regional manufacturers who make devices to be sold in their country, or original device manufacturers who make devices for others to rebrand and sell. Here’s the full list:

  • Global OEM Samsung
  • Global OEM Dell
  • OEM TrekStor of Germany
  • OEM JP Sa Couto of Portugal
  • OEM Datamatic of Italy
  • OEM DEXP of Russia
  • OEM Hipstreet of Canada
  • OEM QMobile of Pakistan
  • OEM Tecno of Africa
  • OEM Casper of Turkey
  • ODM Pegatron

The list of apps isn’t huge — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype, is all — though we aren’t yet sure if they can be fully uninstalled by the user. We’ll be looking to find out from the horse’s mouth soon enough, but let us know how you feel about these deals straight ahead.

[via Microsoft]

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