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There is no such thing as a "Microsoft Edition" Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 "Deep Sea Blue" Android flagship (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Source: Samsung)
Although the so-called "Microsoft Edition" Galaxy S8 has been available in the Microsoft Store for a few months, Samsung finally decided to let the world know that these flagships sold by the Redmond giant's store are not special at all.

Shortly after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we heard that a "Microsoft Edition" of this flagship is on its way to Microsoft's retail stores. Back then, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the handsets needed to be connected to WiFi to apply "a Microsoft customization" and nothing else - no special branding or accessories, not even a different retail box.

This month, we also bumped into the Galaxy Note 8 in the online Microsoft Store. Since its description was similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8 mentioned above, it would have been normal for it to become just another "Microsoft Edition" handset. In the end, it looks like everyone was wrong from the start, only that Samsung did not seem to care much about this whole story until yesterday.

What happened yesterday? Windows Central's editor Al Sacco, the guy who published the first story about the Samsung Galaxy S8 "Microsoft Edition," received the following message from Samsung: "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."

There you have it, ladies and gents! Instead of reaching out to let everyone know about this mistake after such a long time, Samsung should better work with Microsoft to finally launch a Galaxy ME lineup. Does this look like a good idea or not?


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12- 1 (Update: 2017-12- 1)