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Microsoft wants to get into your Android phone and tablet

Microsoft wants to get into your Android phone and tablet
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If you can't beat them, join them. That seems to be Microsoft's philosophy. With Windows Phones lagging behind Android and Apple gadgets, Microsoft may have just swung a deal to put its apps on what could be the most popular Android smartphone of the year.

The Sam Mobile blog is claiming that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone will come with several Microsoft apps pre-installed for users. Samsung is also reportedly removing its own apps from the phone and letting users download them if they want.

This news comes on the heels of a big push by Microsoft to put its apps on both iOS and Android gadgets. The company is offering its suite of Microsoft Office apps across both platforms for free.

Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will come with Microsoft Office Mobile, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype installed. That's good news for Samsung users because Microsoft's Office apps for Android and iOS have received good reviews so far.

If true, this would be a big move on Microsoft's part too. Ever since CEO Satya Nadella took over about one year ago, he's emphasized the fact that Microsoft will be expanding outside its own platforms.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is likely going to be one of the most popular phones when it is announced later this year. The Galaxy S5 is a very popular smartphone and a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index found that Samsung owners are happier with their phones than any other smartphone users.

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