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Microsoft announces new partnership with Lenovo

Microsoft Corp. and Lenovo on Friday (August 19, 2016) announced that they have deepened their strategic relationship by inking a new partnership.

According to Microsoft’s blog post, the deal will put its productivity apps such as Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and Skype into select Lenovo devices that run the Android operating system. It is expected to take effect in the next few years.

In addition, the two companies also signed a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers Lenovo and Motorola devices. With this deal, the said devices will have the right to use some intellectual properties belonging to Microsoft.

Microsoft has previously signed deals with other Android manufacturers like HTC and Samsung.

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