Xiaomi Inc. and Microsoft Inc. are teaming up together. Both companies confirmed that they are going to expand long-term relationship to bring cutting edge, innovative and productive mobile based technology products.
As per the agreement, both companies will collaborate with each other. Xiaomi will ship their devices with Office and Skype pre-installed. The agreement also includes the cross-license and patent transfer collaboration.
As demonstrated by this agreement with Microsoft, Xiaomi is looking to build sustainable, long-term partnerships with global technology leaders, with the ultimate goal of bringing the best user experience to our Mi fans.” Said Xiang Wang, senior vice president at Xiaomi.
Xiaomi also buys 1500 patents from Microsoft which will be a key factor for Xiaomi to entering into the western market.
Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of Business Development at Microsoft said: “Together with Xiaomi, we’re bringing the very best in mobile productivity to millions of more customers in China and around the world.”