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Samsung Agrees to Preload More Microsoft Apps

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Mar 23, 2015, 10:51 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung plans to preinstall a wide range of Microsoft's productivity apps on its Android devices moving through the first half of the year. Samsung already announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will have Microsoft's OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype apps on board. Today, Samsung said will will put Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Skype on some of its Android tablets. The GS6 and GS6 Edge will also have access to 100GB of OneDrive storage for a period of two years. Microsoft and Samsung believe the expanded partnership will provide potential business customers with improved productivity options via Office 365, and better security through Samsung's KNOX program. The companies did not specify if Microsoft's productivity apps will be preinstalled on more smartphones, but Microsoft Office apps are already free for most Android devices to download from the Google Play Store.


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Mar 23, 2015, 1:18 PM

Stop. Preloading. Crap.

I really hate it. Give us the option. Most likely I will not use any of those programs but because they are pre-loaded, I would have to keep them and can't do anything to get rid of them. It wouldn't be so bad if this phone didn't have fixed memory. If you want to have a partnership, then do something instead like provide shortcuts on there to the Play Store for the apps. You could go as far as having them as suggested downloads during the initial setup process. This is the main reason why I have a rooted HTC. I can delete bloatware to my choosing.
You are aware that companies pay for preloading their software, right? They have very little reason to stop preloading software like this - large contracts are worth more than a minority of consumers crying about it.
On Samsung phones, even the stuff which comes pre-loaded still needs to be installed, and authorized. A pro-loaded app is really just a shprtcut to install ad authorize it on your phone. And if you don't want it, you can remove the shortcut so th...
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