Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi and Microsoft will reportedly further expand their global cooperation partnership to provide innovative user experience on mobile devices.
As a part of their agreement, Xiaomi will pre-install Microsoft's applications, including Office and Skype, on its Android smartphones and tablets, allowing its users to enjoy new work collaboration and communication methods. Meanwhile, the new cooperation of the two parties will cover patent cross-licensing and transfer agreements. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Wang Xiang, senior vice president of Xiaomi, said that they are glad to implement extensive technical cooperation with Microsoft. Xiaomi always aims to provide the best user experience to fans and they hope to establish a sustainable and long-term partnership with global technology leaders.
Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's executive vice president for business expansion, said that by combining Microsoft's applications and services with Xiaomi's devices, millions of users in China and the world will be able to improve their office efficiency on mobile devices.
Starting from September 2016, Xiaomi's Android devices, including Xiaomi 5, Xiaomi Max, Xiaomi 4S, Xiaomi Note 3, and Hongmi 3, will pre-install Microsoft's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Skype.