Microsoft's Your Phone might be pre-installed on some Samsung devices

Your Phone companion
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What you need to know

  • Your Phone could be pre-installed on some future Samsung devices according to a new report.
  • Samsung already partners with Microsoft on pre-installing some Microsoft software.
  • The Your Phone app has shipped some features exclusively to Samsung phones for testing.

The Your Phone app and other Microsoft apps could be pre-installed on some Samsung devices according to a report from ZDNet. The report claims that Microsoft and Samsung recently updated their partnership agreement and that the updated agreement could lead to some Samsung devices shipping with Microsoft apps pre-installed, including the Your Phone app.

Samsung Unpacked is next week, and it's expected that the Galaxy Note 10 will be unveiled at the event. According to the the report from Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will be on stage as well at the event. Microsoft will reportedly show off how several Microsoft apps will work on Samsung phones.

Microsoft has worked with Samsung more and more over the last few years. Some Samsung devices already ship with Microsoft productivity apps pre-installed. Additionally, some Your Phone features have been publicly beta-tested exclusively on Samsung devices. When screen mirroring launched, it only worked with select Samsung Galaxy phones.

While an updated deal hasn't been confirmed publicly by Microsoft or Samsung, it wouldn't be surprising to see the two companies continue to pair up. Microsoft has invested quite a few resources into Your Phone and is expanding the team that makes it.

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