Microsoft is once again selling its own customized version of the Samsung Galaxy S9. The phone is available at Microsoft Stores in the US. UU And it will be sent with some Microsoft customizations. "A Microsoft personalization applies to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Microsoft Edition when the devices are unpacked and connected to Wi-Fi," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to TrustedReviews.
These customizations are probably the same as last year's Galaxy S8, with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook, all included in the device. The popular Microsoft launcher does not seem to be pre-installed. While Microsoft is labeling the Galaxy S9 as a "Microsoft Edition," in its statement, Samsung previously told The Verge that there is no such thing. "There is not a brand" Microsoft Edition "of any Samsung Galaxy product," a Samsung spokesman said in a statement in November. "Microsoft offers Samsung Galaxy devices configured to display Microsoft productivity applications, including Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more."
The difference is probably related to a confidential treatment between Microsoft and Samsung for a bitter dispute over Android royalties. The pair resolved the dispute in 2015, and Samsung began to bundle Microsoft's Skype, OneDrive and OneNote applications on the Galaxy S6 and S7 devices. Samsung again included these applications in the S8, but Microsoft also began to offer its own versions of Samsung's Galaxy devices with these applications and customizations pre-installed.