Earlier this year, reports claimed that Microsoft worked with Samsung to launch Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition and recently the Redmond giant also started selling the Samsung’s Android phones at its online store, but it wasn’t the Microsoft Edition phones we were expecting/hoping.
Samsung has today revealed that there was nothing like ‘Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition’, the company explains the phones are available at the Microsoft Store but “there is not a ‘Microsoft Edition’ brand of any Samsung Galaxy products.”
“Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note8 devices are available in the Microsoft online and retail stores with a unique Microsoft experience which ensures their customers, particularly small-to-midsize business owners and entrepreneurs, a best-in-class productivity experience. There is not a ‘Microsoft Edition’ brand of any Samsung Galaxy products,” the company said.
At its online store, Microsoft is currently selling the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note8 with Android operating system. The three devices are nothing more than standard models, Microsoft, however, recommends users to download the Launcher and other apps to get most of the Samsung Android phones.
“Microsoft Launcher, available from the Google Play store, gives you the ability access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. You can even open photos, docs, and webpages on your Windows PC with a Microsoft account or work/school account, so you can be productive across all your devices,” the Store listing reads.