Microsoft partners with LG, Sony and 18 other OEMs to bring Office apps to more Android tablets

by: Jimmy WestenbergMay 26, 2015
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Microsoft is no stranger to pre-installing its applications on various Android tablets across the market. Just two months ago the company partnered with Samsung, Dell and eight other OEMs to pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype on the companies’ Android tablets. Now a whopping 20 more tablet makers are being added to the list, including big names like LG and Sony. Specifically, Microsoft details that Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype will be present on an unnamed LG tablet, as well as the recently-announced Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Read more: Microsoft Office for Android review

Here’s the full list of OEMs that will pre-install these applications on their Android tablets:

  • Axdia International GMBH – Germany
  • Cube – China
  • DL – Brazil
  • General Procurement – United States
  • Grupo Nucleo – Argentina
  • Haier – China
  • Inco – Mexico
  • Ionik GBMH – Germany
  • Iview – United States and Latam
  • LG – Global
  • Multilaser – Brazil
  • Noblex – Argentina
  • Pacific (Vulcan) – Mexico
  • Philco – Argentina
  • Positivo – Brazil
  • Prestigio – EMEA
  • Sony – Global
  • Teclast – China
  • TMAX Digital – North America
  • Wortmannn – Germany

There’s no denying that Microsoft has some pretty powerful software when it comes to its Office suite. If you were planning on buying a tablet sometime soon, would the addition of pre-installed Microsoft apps turn you away from the purchase? Or would you prefer it? Let us know what you think!

  • cc_star

    Prefer not to have anything bundled. Nexus all the way for me unless they repeat last year’s high pricing, in which case I’ll switch to the OnePlus Two or similar.

    Great business move by MS though, they’ll be everywhere. Wonder if they’re wavering some of the Android patent royalties for the OEMs which participate

    • Guest123

      I think they do, that is why they bundle it to keep the cost down.

    • Jesus

      Nexus still bundles Google’s crap, like Google Movies, Books and others that I don’t touch

  • Keith Taylor

    I prefer if it was just a Play store thing and not shove it down my throat. I get enough of that already and to be honest the software that I have now on my pad does what its suppose to and MS will only end up being freemium and not complete.

    • JosephHindy

      Actually, aside from some of the more hardcore features (like actual hardcore features), the tablet version of Office works practically flawlessly and includes pretty much every feature. I spent a week testing it and I didn’t run into a pay wall once. Perhaps you should actually try it before dissing it?

  • Igy Tech

    Loved to see more windows too…