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Lenovo to add Microsoft software on millions of devices

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Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo announced a deepening of their strategic relationship. Lenovo will load Microsoft Office, OneDrive and Skype on select Lenovo devices that use the Android.

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Lenovo expects to ship millions of these Android-based devices worldwide over the next several years. This expanded collaboration between Microsoft and Lenovo also includes a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers Lenovo and Motorola devices.

"Microsoft's thrilled that our productivity apps will be pre-installed on Lenovo's premium devices," said Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft.

"Our collaboration with Microsoft will create new opportunities for our customers to take advantage of some of Microsoft's most popular apps," said Christian Eigen, Leader of Corporate Alliances, Lenovo.

Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing program in December 2003, it has entered into more than 1,200 licensing agreements.

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