Lenovo has teamed up with Microsoft this time to preload software on devices. Lenovo is going to bloat a number of its Android devices with Skype, Microsoft’s Office and OneDrive as the patent agreement between Lenovo, Microsoft, and Lenovo’s Motorola brand get an expansion. Neither Microsoft nor Lenovo revealed any news about which devices will be getting the apps but Microsoft is excited about the company’s productivity apps getting installed on premium devices from Lenovo.
Nick Parker, Microsoft’s Corporate VP OEM division said in a statement that this incorporation of Microsoft’s apps into Lenovo’s smartphone will allow the users to achieve a lot more, be more productive and connected. 74 Android hardware manufacturers including Dell, Samsung, Acer and Asus has been signed up by Microsoft under similar terms as of February this year. Google’s monthly update cycle for Android will not be followed by Lenovo announced the company last month. Lenovo said that they are going to create a cleaner PC image after the Superfish security debacle.
The Motorola and Lenovo brand names will be combined under a Moto by Lenovo signature announced Lenovo at CES. A 64 percent hike has been posted by the company to $173 million for the revenue of $10.1 billion which is down by 6 percent.