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Samsung partners with Microsoft to offer superior Android-Windows integration


With the new Galaxy Note 10 here, the accessories too have followed suit so that there sure is a plethora of stuff on offer that can make owning the Note 10 more of a pleasurable experience. Moreover, Samsung collaborated with Mircosoft to offer superior Android-Windows integration.

Partnership with Microsoft

Galaxy Note 10 range is significant in being the first where Samsung has a partnership going with Microsoft where the latter’s mobile apps come integrated into the Samsung phone. Those include Microsoft’s Your Phone app that will enable messages and other notification that arrive on the Note 10 to be reflected on the paired Windows device as well. In fact, even the entire phone’s display can be mirrored on the Windows PC.

Microsoft said the Your Phone app would be enhanced in scope so that it would soon be possible to make or receive calls right from the PC itself. These apart, Note 10 also comes preinstalled with popular Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

To top it all, Samsung also announced it is sprucing up its DeX interface as well. This will enable users to plug in their phones to the PC to view all the apps installed on the phone right on the PC itself. Such a development can also be considered to be an offshoot of Microsoft’s own Display Dock feature that enabled users to connect the Lumia phones to be used in conjugation with a PC.


To start with what can be considered one of the most basic requirements applicable to any phone, the case. And Samsung has nice cases on offer made from silicone or leather. The cases again are simple snapback types as well as more elaborate folio cases though the most popular of all is the LED Back Case.

Priced at $54.99 apiece, the LED cases are available in shades of black or white and owes much of its popularity to the sprinkle of LEDs that the cases hide. The LED draw power from the low power Qi wireless charging chip that the case comes with, thereby making the case to have a glowing effect. One can also customise the effects to allow for a soothing sort of a glow to one which lights up when notifications come in.

What’s more, the LED case is also available in a Wallet Cover form factor that costs slightly more at $64.99 and includes several LED icons.

Then there are silicone cases as well priced at $29.99 while the case made of pure leather will set one back $54.99. A rugged protective case is available too, one that costs $39.99 and includes a built-in stand that will allow the phone to be positioned in two viewing angles.

Wireless charger:

Samsung is offering a 20W wireless charger right away while a more powerful 45W charger is arriving shortly. While the 45W charger is designed specifically for the Note 10+, it can be used with just about any smartphone. Also, a nice thing with the charger is that it serves as a stand as well where the phone is held in a more upright position instead of lying flat.

There is the 45W Travel Adapter too applicable to both the Note 10 and Note 10+. Needless to say, the adapter can juice up the phone within just mins thanks to it incorporating the Super Fast Charging 2.0 technology.

Samsung is also offering the Wireless Charger Duo Pad which too is based on Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 technology and can be used to charge both your phone and the Galaxy Watch Active2 simultaneously. The Wireless Charger Duo Pad is priced $84.99.

A Type-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter is on offer as well, one that will let one to plug in their old 3.5mm headphones with the new Note 10.


  1. The biggest challenge for team Android is that Google and Samsung, two partners with enterprise ambitions, will have to herd cats to reach corporations. Android will need channel, integration and services support and there are few players that can match IBM’s reach.


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