The Seoul-based tech giant reportedly updated its collaboration with software main Microsoft ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked case scheduled to take place next week in Brooklyn. The partnership is anticipated to result in Samsung selling some of its pre-installed smartphones with Android apps from Microsoft, including the “Your Phone” app that connects Windows 10 PCs to phones, ZDNet reported Friday.
Microsoft is being speculated at the case to demonstrate how its different Office applications would function on Samsung phones ‘ coming wave. While the reports were not discussed by Samsung, a spokesman for Microsoft said the firm had nothing to share, the study added. Samsung and Microsoft settled their patent-licensing conflict in 2011, with Samsung agreeing to pay for licensing patents that Android supposedly infringed on Microsoft. In 2013, in patent-licensing royalties, Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion per year.
Later in 2015, Microsoft and Samsung “extended their collaboration” with Samsung agreeing to pre-install on their Android devices certain Microsoft services and applications. Samsung representatives decided to install on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Microsoft applications such as OneNote, OneDrive and Skype. Also, Samsung decided to pre-install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on select Android tablets from Samsung.
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