Indian handset vendor Intex partners with Microsoft to bundle free OneDrive cloud storage

Intex Technologies, the second largest smartphone maker in India, has announced its association with Microsoft to become the first Android smartphone brand in India to pre-install and provide OneDrive cloud storage. Customers who purchase eligible smartphones will receive an extra 50GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years.

The OneDrive app will be available pre-installed on all Intex smartphones with 16GB internal storage and 2GB of RAM. These include the Aqua Speed HD, Aqua Power Plus, Cloud Power Plus, and Aqua Star II (16GB) at the moment, and the offer will be extended to all qualifying future models.

On this occasion, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobiles, Intex Technologies said:

With online being the preferred medium, online storage space has also gathered lot of traction. So, keeping the consumers trend in mind, we have forged first of its kind association with Microsoft and introduced an in-built app OneDrive that will give users free cloud storage space of 50 GB. We are confident that this association will further strengthen our commitment to satisfying consumer needs better.

Along with OneDrive, the partnership also extends to bundling Skype with Intex devices. At the moment, the Skype app is available on select Intex models — Aqua Turbo 4G, Aqua Star II (16GB), Aqua Life III, and Aqua Slice II.

Indian readers, what do you think of Intex's collaboration with Microsoft?

Abhishek Baxi