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March 24, 2015

Microsoft pushes cloud with pre-installed Samsung apps

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to come with 100 GB of free Microsoft cloud storage.

By CBR Staff Writer

Samsung devices, including Galaxy S6 running on Android OS, will feature pre-installed Microsoft Office apps.

The move is a part of the global partnership between Microsoft and Samsung, and is reportedly an attempt by the Windows maker to push its cloud-enabled software to customers using different devices and platforms.

According to Microsoft, the pre-installed services will include OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, with the South Korean smartphone maker also planning to introduce Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive to selected Samsung Android tablets.

Customers of the newly launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will also get 100 GB of additional free cloud storage for two years through Microsoft OneDrive.

The apps will be given out to Samsung customers for free, but customers will have to pay to access premium features.

The software giant also highlighted that organisations buying devices through Samsung’s business-to-business sales channels will get three versions of Office 365, which includes Business, Business Premium and Enterprise along with Samsung’s KNOX security solution.

Previously, Microsoft only provided Office applications in devices that were powered by its own OS, but since the rise of iOS and Android OS the company has started to work hard to provide its software to users who do not use Microsoft devices, reported Reuters.

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Samsung Strategic Marketing Office EVP SangChul Lee said: "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."

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