Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition comes with even more bloatware

30 March 2017
Just in case the two virtual assistants built into the non-Microsoft edition S8 weren't enough for you, this model has three.

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  • Aki

I like windows

  • AnonD-650563

DMan, 30 Mar 2017How much servicing do you really need? I've used ONE phone ... moreBro, for me service stations are like insurance. You don't need them day in and day out. But when you need them, it's better to have one.

You might not have needed a service station so far. Good for you and I hope you never have to go to a service station ever. But if in case you have one nearby, just drop in for a while and see how many people come in for servicing on the daily basis. It would be a great pain in the wrong place if they don't have a full-service center nearby (rather than just a small for-repair-phone-collection office, which would return your phone in months, if at all).

Again, I am not trying to take anything away from any other smartphone company who doesn't have a service center coverage as good as Samsung. I was only expressing my point of view. To each his own. Peace. :)

  • Celluloid

franz.alex, 30 Mar 2017I really don't get why so many companies are in a rush to d... moreIt's because they can control the information you receive, and that is what companies are paying them for: priority in the search results and related advertising.

  • Celluloid

VasiliS7edge, 30 Mar 2017The lag stopped at S5. Ha. That's cute. Is that when you stopped updating the OS or something?

  • Celluloid

AnonD-520312, 31 Mar 2017Wow, I thought that Samsung will start producing Galaxy S8 ... moreMe and you both, Marius.

  • AnonD-425519

AnonD-4254, 31 Mar 2017See, bloatware doesn't mean the writer is showing down the ... moreNot sure why Microsoft won't focus on its Mobile anymore. They could have made it better if they only improved the design and layout of the home screen (I dislike the Metro UI on the phone). They had a good thing going with their Microsoft store on Windows 10 and in Mobile. Too bad they decided to let go.

  • AnonD-632062

This is a bit harsh! After all, Cortana and Outlook aren't exactly what you call useless bloatware. There are far worse fringe apps that classify as bloatware. Besides, you can disable the pre-installed Microsoft apps in Samsung.

  • AnonD-4254

AnonD-425519, 31 Mar 2017You can disable them easily. I don't root my phone anymore ... moreSee, bloatware doesn't mean the writer is showing down the phone. It could be that the author is trying to show down the idea of having multiple influences.
Even my xiaomi used to show email from 2 places before I removed one of them... :D And it was automatic and kinda crazy.
Microsoft edition could come with Microsoft apps only, not all.

And by the way, what's microsoft's business in an android phone, despite their retail chain?
Why don't they center on Windows mobile instead?

  • AnonD-425519

Anonymous, 31 Mar 2017Bloatwares means anything preloaded in the phone. You can n... moreYou can disable them easily. I don't root my phone anymore like I used to with in 2010. I just disable those apps. He's calling them bloatware on purpose as an insult and acting like it will slow down the phone. It's not bloatware since it's a Microsoft edition, so it has to include Microsoft apps.

  • AnonD-52738

Only if pre-installed apps can't uninstall then it is bloatware. Don't care it came from Samsung, Google or Microsoft. All can be bloatware for different user usage.

You not using it and can't remove it = bloatware.

If can remove, then it is not bloatware.

anon4321, 31 Mar 2017No one does bloat better than google. I can't install more ... moreNon expandable 8gb phone? Unheard of in this age. What model is that from? 2007?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-425519, 31 Mar 2017Can you stop calling them bloatware? Very unprofessional, c... moreBloatwares means anything preloaded in the phone. You can not remove it without rooting.

  • AnonD-425519

Can you stop calling them bloatware? Very unprofessional, childish, and biased attitude. While I don't use Outlook or Cortana much, they do serve their purpose for those who rely on Microsoft products. There are some who rely on Google products, some on Apple products, and some on Microsoft (and some a mixture of all 3). There's nothing wrong with that.

Microsoft makes the best and most reliable (and nicest looking) office suite.

Anonymous, 31 Mar 2017^ Fanboy to the highest level hahaha. I am a samsung use... moreTrust me, dude or lady whoever he/she is a serious fanboy to the core and when one criticises Samsung's phone, he/she comes out and says, "you probably own a chinese phone blah blah yadi yadi yada", even though you own one though. Talk about a bloated brain like that of Samsung phones. Lmao!

  • AnonD-523334

Anonymous, 30 Mar 2017Absolutely true.Not true.



They'll lag after 6 months.

  • AnonD-270570

Anonymous, 31 Mar 2017^ Fanboy to the highest level hahaha. I am a samsung use... moreWhich Samsung phone do you own? Maybe some low end duos model? Why did you buy a Samsung phone if you hate the package suite that comes with Samsung as everyone is aware about it. Trust me you can't afford a galaxy S or note... Well not yet.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-270570, 30 Mar 2017Some of these apps are exclusive and not available on play ... more^
Fanboy to the highest level hahaha.
I am a samsung user but i hate the bloatwares as I don't use all of them. Don't include everyone.

  • AnonD-634681

anon4321, 31 Mar 2017It's a flapping MICROSOFT EDITION! What do you want them to... morethat is a very fair point, what do you expect from a microsoft edition

No one does bloat better than google. I can't install more than a handful of apps on my 8GB phone (non-expandable) because there's no free space left on the bloody thing after google installed all of its malware

It's a flapping MICROSOFT EDITION! What do you want them to put on it - google malware?
Any pathetic excuse to bash MS