Samsung claims the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition was just a myth


Although Samsung planned to sell a Microsoft Edition of Galaxy S8 at some point this year, the South Korean company backtracked on its previous statements and now says that particular version of its flagship never existed.

The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition should have been available for purchase at Microsoft's retail stores, and while they didn't include anything different in terms of hardware or software over the standard models, a Microsoft customization was applied to these phones when the devices were unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi.

Basically, the customization was supposed to raise awareness of the Microsoft's apps like Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and Outlook. Probably nothing more than a PR stunt, but something that certainly attracted some Microsoft fans.

Fast forward several months and Samsung says that there was never a Microsoft Edition of the Galaxy S8, or of any of its other flagships.



The statement comes at a strange time as Microsoft recently started to sell the Galaxy S8 and S8+ through its online store, while the Note 8 joined them last week.


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7 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"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." Nothing strange about it, this is merely Samsung making it clear that the S8 you get at the Microsoft Store ain't different from the one you'll get unlocked from them. Just one comes pre-loaded with microsoft's software, which you can easily download on the unlocked one you get from them...

2. Peacetoall unregistered

I don't know what microsoft are doing with the team and production factory they bought from Nokia for 7 billions dollars are they giving salary to the workers working at the facility's for free

3. aegislash

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

They spent 8.5 billion on Skype and have turned it into an absolute dumpster fire, so it doesn't surprise me that they wasted 7 billion on the Nokia purchase.

5. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

they fire majority of them, most senior Nokia Employees now are back at Nokia/HMD, also some went to Apple and Huawei.

4. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I was a windows mobile fan but this just sad. Honestly Microsoft needs get the head out the clouds and realize OEM don't care about you. Just make a phone that runs the full windows 10 experience not this mobile or s crap. Put a Nvidia processor in it with a better interface like the windows 10 desktop.

7. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

I think the "whole Windows 10 experience" thing is the problem. The S and mobile phones were running ARM processors and had a modified OS that ran on ARM. If they wanted to make it run Windows 10, they'd have to go with something from maybe Intel, some x86 unit otherwise like none of the apps will work... In some fashion, this imposes an enormous penalty to the devices in terms of battery life, although I'm not sure why really, if there's this much advancement going on in the x86 and ARM camps, you'd think they'd manage to "borrow" ideas from one another to get a leg up, but idk

6. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

Wow what is so strange about that overwhelmingly basic statement, to write a whole article about it? Clickbait? Or lack of material to write an article about?

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