Electronics giant Acer will bundle Microsoft apps such as Office Mobile, Excel Mobile, Skype and OneDrive on all their Android devices coming in the second half of 2016, Microsoft have announced.
From Microsoft’s News Center:
Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. announced on Wednesday the expansion of their global partnership to bring Microsoft mobile productivity services to more consumers. From the second half of 2016, Acer will begin pre-installing Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android smartphones and tablets. Specifically, customers will benefit from the productivity tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on select Android smartphones and tablets from Acer.
“We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to provide enhanced mobile productivity to our products,” said ST Liew, president of Acer Smart Products Business Group. “By integrating the Microsoft software suite, Acer customers will enjoy productivity on-the-go along with the familiar computing experience on their smartphones and tablets.”
Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing, said, “We’re pleased that we have been able to enhance the already strong partnership that exists between Microsoft and Acer. Mutually beneficial and collaborative agreements such as this one promote innovation and lead to better products and experiences for consumers.”
Microsoft have been pushing their apps on Android and iOS, in a bid to get a stronger foothold into the mobile ecosystem after their own mobile platform, Windows Phone, failed to claim a large enough market share. Acer have worked closely with Microsoft recently, producing Windows 10 PC’s and Smartphones such as the high end Jade Primo handset.
Source: Microsoft News Center