Microsoft has started selling a customised version of the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on its store. Also Read - Microsoft working on improving Windows 11 performance with updates starting next year
The “Microsoft edition” smartphones will give users access to a range of Microsoft’s apps such as Excel, Skype, Cortana, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Launcher after setting up the phone. Also Read - Microsoft New Xbox app solves game installation problem
“The phones look the same as the standard version at first glance and the hardware is exactly the same. The Operating System (OS) will be the same too. It’s the apps that are different,” Digital Trends reported late on Friday. Also Read - Microsoft launches Surface Go 3 in India with Windows 11 inbuilt, pre-orders begin today
However, the apps will not come pre-installed.
“A Microsoft customisation is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ ‘Microsoft Edition’ when the devices are unboxed and connected to Wi-Fi,” a Microsoft representative was quoted as saying by Trusted Reviews.
Prospective buyers can pre-order a unit but delivery will begin on March 16.
Microsoft has reportedly said that quantities of the devices are limited.
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