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

Microsoft is partnering with LG, Sony and many more OEMs to pre-install Office apps on various Android tablets across the market.

Published onMay 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.

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!

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