Microsoft and Acer have announced plans to expand their partnership in order to bring services such as Word, Excel and Outlook to more devices.
From the second half of 2016, the two groups will be working side by side in order to push Microsoft’s best-known apps to more Android smartphones and tablets.
Acer will be pre-installing Microsoft software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype. The move will be impacting ‘select’ Android smartphones and tablets from Acer, according to a press release.
Speaking more about the move, ST Liew, president of Acer Smart Products Business Group, said:
“By integrating the Microsoft software suite, Acer customers will enjoy productivity on-the-go along with the familiar computing experience on their smartphones and tablets.”
According to a blog post by Nick Parker of Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturer Division, the company now boasts 74 hardware partners in 25 countries.
Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing, said:
“We’re pleased that we have been able to enhance the already strong partnership that exists between Microsoft and Acer. Mutually beneficial and collaborative agreements such as this one promote innovation and lead to better products and experiences for consumers.”
Microsoft will undoubtedly be looking to further expand its relationship with other partners to push its products to even more screens in the future.