The note 4 is king of bloatware.
Depending on which review you read there is a Samsung version of every google app, and the google app itself installed on them. Mine has 2 separate app stores, 2 browsers, 3 office suites, 2 cloud options, 3 photo album things, 2 calendars, 2 music and 3 video (technically 4 of each) Just because S is in front of it doesn't mean it is any different from the other versions installed. Plus a ton of stuff I can't figure out that has Samsung Hub associated with it.
And some you can't uninstall, as Samsung app store is very basic, you try telling Samsung you don't want whats app.
None of that includes the ones bundled by the likes of 02 or AT&T. If you read the ars-technica review it came with 4 separate app stores including the AT&T.
Samsung certainly likes to pre-install stuff. And now the creepware Google is joined by the NSA creepware MS?
And will this need an office 365 licence? looking at the Play store offering for MS office they are basic read only versions unless you have the "Must be online to check" 365 licence. Which is just silly for battery and using it in the country, big building, server room etc.
Hmmmm... I can see why they did it, but not sure I agree in why they did it.