Samsung’s Unpacked event is scheduled for next week in Brooklyn and a week prior to it, its partnership with Microsoft has come to light, as reported by ZDnet on Friday.
Out of the partnership, Samsung will sell some of the applications of Microsoft pre-installed in Samsung phones, including the “Your Phone” app which helps the phones to connect with Windows 10 PCs.
At the event too, Microsoft will be featuring, demonstrating how its apps will work in the latest Samsung phones.
While Samsung did not reply to the reports, a Microsoft spokesperson did say that the company has nothing to share.
Back in 2011, Samsung and Microsoft had a face-off, in which their patent settling dispute was settled by Samsung paying Microsoft $1 billion every year as patent-licensing royalties. At that time, Android was found infringing patents.
And then later in 2015, Samsung and Microsoft got into partnership in which Samsung agreed to pre-install a few of Microsoft’s services and applications in its Android Devices. Some of the apps that were installed as a result of this partnership were OneDrive, OneNote, and Skype on the Galaxy S6 Edge and S6. Also, Samsung further agreed to pre-install Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.