Galaxy Notice 10: Samsung and Microsoft Replace Partnership Forward of the Brooklyn Occasion
Ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked event scheduled for next week in Brooklyn, the Seoul-based tech giant has reportedly updated its partnership with software major Microsoft.
The partnership is expected to result in Samsung selling some of its smartphones that have Microsoft Android apps pre-installed, including the Your Phone app, which connects phones to Windows 10 PCs, ZDNet reported on Friday.
At the event, it is speculated that Microsoft is demonstrating how its various office apps would work on the coming wave of Samsung phones.
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Samsung didn’t look into the reports, but a Microsoft spokesman said the company had nothing to share, the report added.
In 2011, Samsung and Microsoft resolved their patent license dispute, with Samsung agreeing to pay Microsoft to license patents allegedly infringing Android. In 2013, Samsung paid Microsoft $ 1 billion a year in license fees for patents.
Later in 2015, Microsoft and Samsung “expanded their partnership,” with Samsung agreeing to preinstall certain Microsoft services and apps on its Android devices.
Samsung officials had agreed to install Microsoft apps like OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung has also agreed to preinstall Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on select Samsung Android tablets.