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There's a Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition that will be available online

By Bryan Chan & James Lu - on 31 Mar 2017, 11:05am

There's a Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition that will be available online

Samsung and Microsoft are taking their relationship to the next level with a special Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition that will only be available online at Microsoft's webstore. While the regular S8 already comes pre-loaded with Microsoft's Office apps, the customized version also adds Cortana (Microsoft's AI assistant), Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, One Note, Bing, Groove, Skype, MSN News and more.

The custom software will be automatically downloaded the first time the phone is connected to Wi-Fi. Both the S8 and S8+ will be available in Microsoft Editions.

“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,” says a Microsoft spokesperson. “This customization ensures customers a best-in-class productivity experience with Microsoft applications such as Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook and more.”

No word yet on whether the S8 and S8+ Microsoft Edition will be available from the local Microsoft store, but we'll update this post as soon as we find out.

Source: The Verge