The company Acer has agreed to pre-install applications and Microsoft services on your Android-products. The agreement was reached in the framework of the settlement of a patent dispute. Earlier, the same received a dozen other major companies, including Asus, Dell, LG, Samsung and Sony.
According to some sources, Windows developer owns more than 300 patents related to Android, and earns royalties of about 2 billion dollars a year. In Microsoft recently prefers belonging to her patents as manufacturers leverage Androd-devices and instead to sue, agrees with them on the distribution of their applications.
So, in May of last year, Microsoft has achieved great success, persuading preloaded on Samsung Galaxy-unit office Office and other programs. And in November, the pool partners joined ASUS. Windows Developer has agreed to discontinue the proceedings and license ASUS patents, and that in return – preset for all of their Android-smartphone and tablets third-party software
In the case of the Acer agreement concerns only certain Android-devices, which will come in. the second half of the year. According to PCWorld, they will set the entire “office” suite (Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word), and OneDrive and Skype