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Microsoft's apps will ship with Android tablets from LG and Sony

Microsoft's apps will ship with Android tablets from LG and Sony
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|May 26, 2015 3:57 PM

If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets from 20 companies. Most of these firms are small regional brands, but there are a few global powerhouses that include LG (which will include Microsoft on an unnamed future device) and Sony (starting with the Xperia Z4 Tablet). Yes, this probably means getting the Office suite and other apps you might not use much, if at all. However, it's evident that Microsoft doesn't mind -- it'd rather make its services as ubiquitous as possible than send you straight into Google's arms.

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Microsoft's apps will ship with Android tablets from LG and Sony