Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Note10 a few hours ago, and one from the popular features of this announcement is an expanded collaboration with software giant Microsoft.
Previous Samsung smartphones already included pre-installed Microsoft apps, but beginning with the Galaxy Note10, the two are pushing this collaboration to some completely new level.
One of the first changes is an enhanced Outlook experience on the Note10, as the device will feature having a tweaked form of the e-mail client that is specifically optimizing to consider benefit of its features, such as the S Pen.
"Galaxy Note10 features an optimized and integrated Outlook app, which boosts work and private communications in addition to personal time management. The enhanced S Pen using the Galaxy Note10 allows users to obtain short previews when hovering over emails, calendar events and contacts," Samsung explains.
OneDrive photo backups
Additionally, Samsung is updating its Samsung Gallery app with support for OneDrive cloud storage, so photos could be automatically uploaded to the cloud for backups. This can be a feature that is also available on other Android phones, like the Google Pixel, that provides direct backup to Google Drive, but also around the iPhone, where images are uploaded to iCloud.
Samsung and Microsoft will also bring a more seamless integration between the Galaxy Note10 and Windows 10 devices using the Your Phone app and Connect to Windows.
"Link to Windows is made in to the Galaxy Note10's Quick Panel, so it's easy and convenient to send messages, manage notifications, sync photos and mirror your phone on users' PCs. This continuity of services can create a vital connection with any Windows 10 PC saving users the extra some time and trouble of physically switching between their Galaxy Note10 and PC," Samsung explains.
Just like before, Galaxy Note10 will come with other Microsoft pre-installed apps, including the Office productivity suite.
Full integration with two-way sync of Outlook calendar and Samsung calendar is going live later this year, Samsung says, and also the screen mirroring feature requires at least Windows 10 version 1903.