(updated: 08:55 01.06.2016 )
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MOSCOW, June 1 -. RIA Novosti Microsoft Corp. and a Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi smartphones and tablets have signed a partnership agreement under which the US company will sell some of its patents, Microsoft said in a release. As a result, Xiaomi install on their smartphones with Google’s Android software, such as a competitor of his Word, Outlook and Skype.
As part of the agreement Xiaomi also preinstall Microsoft Office and Skype on their smartphones and tablets. “As a result, tens of millions of consumers and business customers in China, India and around the world will have new opportunities to work, co-operation and communication company cooperation also includes cross-licensing and patent transfer agreement rights.”, – The message says .
since September 2016 Xiaomi devices based on the Android operating system, including the Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi 4s, redmi Note 3 and redmi 3 will ship with pre-installed Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype application. Specific proposals may vary depending on the device market and the mobile operator.
The American company Microsoft Corp was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company specializes in software development, in particular, is the developer of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
China Xiaomi was founded in 2010. In 2015, the company has sold more than 70 million phones. It works in a number of countries around the world, gradually expanding its presence.