After partnering with Samsung to bundle its Skype, OneDrive, OneNote and more Microsoft apps on the Galaxy smartphones and tablets, Microsoft announced that it will continue its partnership with Samsung and will sell Samsung Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition phones from April 21 at U.S. Microsoft retail stores.
The regular versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ already includes Office apps, while the Microsoft edition smartphones will comes with apps like Cortana, Outlook, OneDrive, One Note, Excel, Bing, Groove, Skype, MSN News and more.
Regarding the partnership with Samsung for the Galaxy S8 series, Microsoft said:
“A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi. This customization ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more.
Microsoft Store is committed to empowering its customers to achieve more through Office and Microsoft applications. The new device customization is an example of bringing together Microsoft applications on more devices so customers can work, play and connect from their pockets.”