Microsoft’s next mobile move may be apps pre-installed on Galaxy S6

Gigaom

That Galaxy S6 phone Samsung is expected to introduce on March 1 could have one big trick up its sleeve: Microsoft apps pre-installed. That’s the word from SamMobile’s sources, which previously reported that Samsung’s own TouchWiz apps were likely to be unbundled from the new Galaxy S6.

Had this been reported a year ago, I would have shook my head and said, “no way.” What a difference a year makes.

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Over the last 12 months, [company]Microsoft[/company] has made a very concerted and public effort to get its apps and services in front of as many mobile users as it can. Search the iTunes App Store or [company]Google[/company] Play Store for the word Microsoft and you’ll see it: Dozens of new apps available including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook (which is a rebranded version of Acompli) various utilities such as Android lock screens, and more.

Sure, getting these…

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