Microsoft announced a new series of partners and strategic agreements, aiding expansion via cross platform approach. Back in March MS also announced strategic agreements with OEMS Samsugn and Dell, but also 8 regional OEMs and Pegatron. Today the list expands.


There are 20 more names of local and global OEM partners added to the list, including the likes of LG, Sony, Haier, Positivo and Wortman. These companies will make the Microsoft productivity apps and services available on their Android slates. The sum total of 31 partners will offer Android tablets preinstalled with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype.

On this occasion, Microsoft casually mentions they will be available on “a new LG Tablet” and Sony will include them on the Xperia Z4 Tablet over the next 3 months. Right now, Microsoft already has its apps on Samsung tablets and phones and it recently struck a deal with Cyanogen to includes its apps on the devices its OS runs on. Could this mean the death of Google productivity apps on Android?