Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ can now be bought from the Microsoft Store

09 March 2018
Shipments begin on March 16 and you'll get some preloaded Microsoft apps.

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I think a gif of McKayla Maroney would be appropriate to use here. Not impressed in the least bit. Sell Android tablets, Microsoft Store.

  • Carol

M8 for windows user, 09 Mar 2018Windows mobile does not exist anymore at least on smartphone fro... moreI know. My lumia is now owned by my mother. She does not need to much stuff. I jumped on the androud wagon, a really unpolisched one. Sincerly, i waited a lot more from a system that everybody praises so much, apparently, afte more then 10 years of developement, is still 10 years behing symbian.

  • Carol

Anonymous, 09 Mar 2018If you said to me 5 years ago that Microsoft will sell Google An... moreYeah😂 tge only problm is that they really wanted to destroy noki. So they did it.

  • Anonymous

An S9 with Windows Phone OS installed would've been kickass.

I think Microsoft decision makers are changed for better.

Microsoft's unintentional strategy from old days turn the company into billions of desktops today.

Microsoft, instead of trying to compete with those of Android and iOS is doing something strategic.

Pre 1980's Microsoft was software developer for other platforms. Since 1984 when many companies and business customers were familiar with Microsoft in Computer field, they decided to develop a OS from absolute zero point base.

For mobile, they got confused about desktop reputation and did what they must not.

Now, people who are familiar with Android, will focus on Android brands, instead of switching continuously among different Operating Systems.

Microsoft created Arrow Launcher to find potential customers for its brand.
Those who downloaded the launcher from play store in 2015-10 were more than those who ordered Lumia current and upcoming handsets.

When Arrow Launcher reached 1M download, the name changed to Microsoft Launcher.

Now, more than 10M people around the world know that Microsoft has something to do in mobile industry seriously.

Until 2025, when downloaded Launcher, reaches +200M, Microsoft will introduce the a healthy, popular and global mobile OS.

If Microsoft change this current strategy, another failure will be recorded in the company's history.

AnonD-428442, 09 Mar 2018Note that those cannot be uninstalled. So if you don't use them ... moreThat's because those aren't installed in the first place. Microsoft only encourages their customers to install their apps and even helps them do it.
'compatible with microsoft launcher':
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/samsung-­galaxy-s9-s9/8mwx9nv6qt9j/3XK3?activetab=pivot:o­verviewtab

'loading it up with Microsoft software is now what Microsoft encourages users to do':
https://www.windowscentral.com/you-can-now-order­-samsung-galaxy-s9-directly-microsoft


It's not a Microsoft version, just sold by them.

  • M8 for windows user

Carol, 09 Mar 2018It's all about money😉. If windows mobile does not se... moreWindows mobile does not exist anymore at least on smartphone from 2018 year. :(

Don't know why everyone is so surprised. They even sell the Razer phone. Money is money, no matter how you get it. And the pre-installed apps are not installed, they are stub versions which leads to their Play Store pages for you to install. So they only use barely KBs on your 64GB storage. That's only huge for MS-DOS standards.

AnonD-428442, 09 Mar 2018Note that those cannot be uninstalled. So if you don't use them ... moreIf you disable them, on my Samsung they revert to an older version. For example, if I disable a 70 MB app that came with my phone, the disabled one takes much less, maybe 30 MB (old version of the app before updates), so you do save some space, sometimes.

  • Anonymous

If you said to me 5 years ago that Microsoft will sell Google Android phones, I wouldn't believe you, I, and many others, would call you insane and out of your mind.

Instead of buying Nokia, they could have spent these several billions on MW apps or making the ecosystem better, or even spend these money on better Android apps.
Or even much much better give it to me :P

  • Anonymous

And that Microsoft launcher is comparable to stock Android or Nova

Is Microsoft working as a parcel company ... ?

  • Carol

Alien , 09 Mar 2018WM fans: We want WM phones! Microsoft: Here's something better:... moreIt's all about money😉. If windows mobile does not sell enough, they want money from other platforms. It is actually something normal from ms. And would actually be stupid if they didn't take advantage of android and it's billion users and ios and it's 2 users.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-428442, 09 Mar 2018Note that those cannot be uninstalled. So if you don't use them ... morealso note that the MS apps are great and don't take that much of your 64GBs for this to be a real issue.

  • Alien

WM fans: We want WM phones!
Microsoft: Here's something better: Android!

Even Microsoft agrees that Android is better than WM :))

  • Anonymous

i hope these will give me 100gb of one drive space

  • AnonD-428442

Note that those cannot be uninstalled. So if you don't use them and want to get the space back, tough luck.

  • Eric Jay

finally,Samsung S9 and S9+ is about coming to market.

  • Love the Community

The more important part is the price. It's similar to the S8 from the day it was first released. And I thought these will cost around $900 - $1000.