Microsoft Office coming to Lenovo devices

Manny Pham
August 23, 2016

Microsoft Office is coming to millions of Lenovo devices with Microsoft penning a deal with the Chinese manufacturer.

The new partnership between Microsoft and Lenovo will bring productivity apps to ‘premium’ Lenovo devices. Apps from Microsoft are productivity based, including: Office, Skype and OneDrive. The aforementioned apps will be appearing on Android running, premium Lenovo devices. Unfortunately Lenovo has not confirmed which devices will see the useful productivity apps, but Lenovo are promising to ship millions over the next several years.

Microsoft Office still going strong

Microsoft has signed up over 1.200 licencing agreements since launching the licencing program back in 2003. The Redmond company’s smartphone division may be in the dumps, but at least its IP is strong enough to attract deals such as this.

The deal can be seen as a move from Lenovo to entice more buyers for the Moto Z. The Moto Z is expected to be released in the UK in September, with a ‘summer’ release in the US. The Moto Z Force for now looks to be a US exclusive unfortunately.

Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, commented: “Microsoft’s thrilled that our productivity apps will be pre-installed on Lenovo’s premium devices. The marriage of Microsoft’s apps and Lenovo’s Android-based devices will enable customers around the world to be more productive, more connected and achieve even more.”

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