Samsung switches to Microsoft Word following visit by Satya Nadella

After 20 years of using its own office software, Samsung has finally given in and decided to adopt Microsoft’s ubiquitous Word. From January 1st, Samsung Electronics will start using Word throughout its offices, citing its almost universal compatibility as the reason to switch away from the in-house JungUm Global software. This change comes a week after a meeting in Korea between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong.

The high-level discussions will have been aimed at warming up relations between the two big companies in the wake of Microsoft filing a patent lawsuit against Samsung in early August. Today’s announcement from Samsung could be a signal that the conversation went well — or it could be just a bit…

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