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Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Come with Microsoft Apps


It has been learnt that Samsung will be bundling at least three Microsoft apps on its new Android powered Galaxy S6 smartphone. This move by Samsung seems quite unusual as it comes only weeks after Microsoft and Samsung ended a bitter Android royalties dispute.

Both these companies had announced an end to their contracts in joint statement last month. However they had kept the terms of this deal hidden from everyone.

The court case between the two companies had revealed that Microsoft had earned $1 billion from the Korean giant in the form of patent licensing loyalties during 2013.

Well now the much awaited flagship smartphone of Samsung the Galaxy S6 will have Microsoft’s Skype, OneDrive and OneNote apps pre-installed in a special ‘Microsoft Apps’ folder. This folder is going to be pinned on the home screen of the new smartphone.

Apart from the pre-installed apps in the Galaxy S6, there were rumors that Samsung might also bundle Microsoft Office mobile with the Galaxy S6. However this seems unlikely as the demo units at the Mobile World Congress did not contain the software.

The Korean company has also offered 115 GB of OneDrive storage to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users. This is a part of the new partnership that Samsung has entered with Microsoft.

The main reason why Samsung and Microsoft have partnered with each other is basically to beat Google’s services by bundling Microsoft services in Android powered smartphones. This is the first effort to get Microsoft’s apps and services bundled on Android powered smartphones and it seems that this will increase with time.