Honor and Microsoft have announced an expansion of an ongoing partnership between the two companies, under which they will collaborate on the adoption of Microsoft’s cloud, personal and mobile computing, and other technologies.
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According to the strategic cooperation memorandum signed by the two companies, Honor will adopt voice and AI translation services based on Microsoft Azure. These services will be used to support Honor’s YOYO Smart Assistant, Collaborative Office, Smart Travel, Life Services, Smart Translation, and other applications.
“Microsoft looks forward to accelerating the integrated development of hardware and software intelligence by continually deepening and expanding our strategic cooperation with Honor, to bring richer experiences to end users and to bring Asian-born innovations to the world by leveraging Microsoft Azure.” Microsoft GCR corporate vice president, president and CEO, Hou Yang said in a statement.
Microsoft also wants to help improve the user experience of Honor’s mobile phones, laptops, tablets, smart displays, watches, headphones, and other devices.
Microsoft will cooperate with Honor on productivity, PC and mobile computing applications.
The companies will also jointly explore innovative mobile experiences.
Microsoft’s resources, technical skills, and global reach will also provide strong support for Honor’s global expansion.
Microsoft was one of the first companies to partner with Honor after it became an independent company.
In December 2020, Honor announced plans for global cooperation with Microsoft, and Honor PC adopted Windows 10 as its official operating system worldwide.