Microsoft has established a strategic partnership with Xiaomi to integrate Microsoft Office into their upcoming smartphones. Going forward, you will be able to see Office and Skype apps pre-loaded into the smartphones manufactured by Xiaomi. This means the apps will be embedded into MIUI.
If you are unaware, the Xiaomi smartphones sold in China already ships with Microsoft Office apps. The recent development means that MIUI software will be globally updated with Office and Skype applications.
Based on the information available, Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi 4s, Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3 is expected to ship with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Skype from September 2017.
Commenting on the development, Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Microsoft disclosed that the deal will be a big boost for both companies.
Johnson added that customers always on a lookout for the favorite apps to work with the devices of their choice. Moreover, customers are demanding Microsoft mobile products to be integrated into smartphones as well so that they can work on the go.
Xiaomi and Microsoft are working together to bring the best mobile productivity tool to millions of customers in China and across the world.
In a statement released to the press, Xiang Wang, Senior Vice President, Xiaomi said that by infusing Microsoft office into Xiaomi smartphones, the company will be in a position to continue the growth and target new markets. Wang added that Xiaomi is working in close partnership with Microsoft on a wide range of technology collaboration.
In addition to the Microsoft Office apps integration deal, Xiaomi also entered into a cross-licence and patent transfer agreement with Microsoft. This will enable the Redmi manufacturer to boost the core features of its smartphones by infusing cutting-edge technologies.
To recall, the Redmond-based company has already entered into a strategic partnership with Asus, Dell, and Samsung to integrate Office products into their premium range of smartphones.
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