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Following its last year’s partnership, Redmond is offering the
latest Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ devices via Microsoft Store. The
Android flagship is now available for
Called Galaxy S9/S9+ “Microsoft Edition,” these devices come
pre-loaded with Microsoft applications. In recent past, the
company has really pushed forward its cross-platform app
development plans and this move is a part of the same. This
strategy becomes even more important as the company’s own
Windows Phone efforts have tanked.
The store listing is offering the unlocked versions of both the
devices. They come with the famous Microsoft Launcher that lets
you access documents, calendar, and activities through a
personalized feed. Moreover, tapping on a file in Android
screen opens it on a PC.
The other Microsoft apps available are Office 365, Cortana
digital assistant, Skype, Edge browser, Outlook, etc.
Apart from the Microsoft apps, the rest of the phone remains
the same. There are no additional branding and hardware
While Galaxy S9 is available for
$719.99, S9+ costs $838.88. Microsoft is also offering an
exchange off up to $350 for your old smartphone.
These devices are expected to launch on 16th March. You
can also grab them at Microsoft’s brick and mortar stores as