After being badly outsmarted by Apple and Google in the smartphone industry (second only to Blackberry), Microsoft has opened its doors to Android a few months ago and allowed apps intended for Windows Phones to come onto the Android Platform. They announced yesterday that now, 74 hardware developers are pre-installing Windows apps on their devices. The latest quite an important partner is Acer, which will begin pre-installing Windows apps in its mobile devices soon.


Among the apps that will be included in the pre-installment package, there are Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, and  Skype. Note that each of these apps have been available for download by preference for a while now, but this is the first time that they will come pre-installed. Among the devices in which the company has influenced the pre-installs, there is Sony Xperia Z4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and LG G Pad 2.

As a sign of how much Microsoft has been working to bring its marketplace to Google, we can see that it has brought its