Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices being shown by the smartphone maker at Mobile World Congress, according to multiple reports out of the event today in Barcelona, Spain.
The sightings confirm earlier reports indicating that Microsoft worked out the pre-installation as part of the patent settlement announced between the two companies.
Official specs for the Galaxy S6 and new Galaxy S6 Edge also note that users will get 115GB of storage on Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service for two years.
It’s an important move for Microsoft as the company tries to expand its services and apps further beyond Windows devices. We’ve contacted Microsoft to find out more details. Previous reports said that the core Microsoft Office apps would also be included, but they aren’t installed on the devices being shown at the event.
Microsoft’s deal with Samsung doesn’t appear to be exclusive. The spec sheet for the Galaxy S6 also notes that the Galaxy S6 will come with a long list of Google apps and services, including Chrome, Gmail and many more.