Lenovo and Microsoft have signed a new patent cross-licensing agreement that covers both Lenovo and Motorola devices.
The agreement would now see Lenovo’s Andriod devices come pre-installed with Microsoft products like Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Skype.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President OEM Division, Nick Parker while making the announcement said:
“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.”
Christian Eigen, Leader of Corporate Alliances, Lenovo said:
“Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft’s most popular apps, Installing Microsoft apps and services on our devices will bring additional value to consumers around the globe.”
This won’t be the first time Microsoft would be collaborating with a device maker like Lenovo, Microsoft has used similar deals many times before, linking up with Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Sony, Dell, and Asus — among others — to put its apps and services on their Android devices.
The details of the Lenovo deal haven’t been published, but such patent cross-licensing agreements mean that Microsoft won’t have the right to charge hefty royalties for companies that want to use its products, in favor of getting its software in front of as many people as possible.
[Via: The Verge][Image via: GSMArena]