A number of insiders argued back in August, Samsung may start a partnership with Microsoft. And so it happened: the South Korean company integrates the service OneDrive to sync Samsung Gallery (Korean cloud service for storing photos) and automatic backup of photos and videos in cloud storage Microsoft. Photos and videos from gallery Samsung will now be on the servers of another company. It would seem, will think, “changed disposition”. But not so simple as it seems at first glance.
Why Samsung and Microsoft unite?
As the press service of Samsung, this feature is already available to residents of South Korea. The company’s representatives also claim that the policy of the Samsung Cloud service will also be changed.
All gallery images and videos, paid purchases in the services and products are now associated with Microsoft OneDrive. New photos and videos will now be automatically stored in OneDrive. Once clients decide to use the cloud service OneDrive on their smartphones or other devices, they will not be able to change the decision and go back to using the Samsung Gallery. — say the representatives of Samsung.
It can say only one thing: Samsung wants to close its cloud service. Why are we so sure? The fact is that Koreans say that those users will want to use OneDrive, you will have to use a local backup repository or another service providing similar functionality. Besides, Samsung first regularly produces some updates in South Korea, and then in other regions. So expect a update policy on the use of cloud services in the near future.
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But that’s not all. Some sources claims that the denial of Samsung’s Cloud in favour of OneDrive is part of a broader cooperation between Samsung and Microsoft. Of course, some users do not want to use OneDrive for different reasons. But fans of Samsung products can obtain a significant bonus. In particular, we are talking about Microsoft products, including the full Microsoft Office Suite either free or at a substantial discount. What do you think about this? Write in our chat in Telegram.
But if you consider the fact that the Galaxy Note 10 already has the advanced capabilities to work with Microsoft Outlook due to the special options for using S Pen, you can conclude that Microsoft and Samsung cooperate for a long time, so we can expect a number of other interesting changes.
In the end, Microsoft has not only OneDrive and office Suite. In the conduct of the company are a lot of different applications and services — from the scheduler to the same Game Pass (the subscription service for games), whose launch on mobile devices appeared a lot of rumors. Also, do not forget about the cloud computing platform Azure. And it can appear on smartphones from the South Korean giant. It seems to us that this is a weighty argument in the struggle with competitors.