Samsung says it plans to install a number of Microsoft apps on its upcoming smartphones and tablets. Starting with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung’s lineup will come loaded with OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype. Both smartphones come with 100GB free cloud storage for two years through Microsoft OneDrive, allowing extra storage space for media. Looking ahead, Samsung will pre-install Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype on some of its tablets.
“Great things happen when you converge services and devices,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development, Microsoft. “Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft’s productivity services to everyone, on every device, so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want.”
In related news, Dell and a host of other hardware makers have confirmed similar intentions.
So pre-installed bloat that 99% of the buyers will never use, nice….. Just yet another reason that I’m happy I root all of my devices, as unistalling bloat is then super easy.
Well it looks like I replied in haste, as those apps are all easily uninstalled right outta the box. My bad.
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