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Samsung Movie Maker app will be axed after the Android P update

Samsung Movie Maker app comes pre-installed on many of the new Galaxy devices to take care of your basic video editing needs. The app doesn’t have an icon but can be accessed from the Gallery app when trying to edit a video.

The app is currently receiving an update to version number 2.3.03.10 and brings some bad news along with it. Once you fire up the updated app, you will be greeted with a message informing you about Samsung’s decision to discontinue the app after the Android P update. We currently don’t know if Samsung will just abandon the Movie Maker app or replace it with a new solution.

Android P update is at least a year away

There are hints of a video editor coming to the Google Photos app. It is possible that Samsung might be trying to remove the Movie Maker app in favor of replacing it with the Google Photos as the default option to avoid duplicate functionality. Samsung already does something similar by using the Google Play Music app as the default music player instead of a native music player app.

Samsung has started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its devices very recently. So it will take at least a year, if not more, for the Android P update to roll out to eligible Samsung devices widely. Hopefully, users of Samsung Movie Maker will find a suitable replacement by then as there are plenty of good video editor options already available on Google Play. Who knows, perhaps the native solution will be good enough to eliminate the need for a third-party app altogether.

Image Credit: Android Police

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cipri
cipri

I use movie maker on all my samsung phones. I buy a samsung S9+ and the app is gone from samsung galaxy apps, but i downloaded and instaled the last version from apkmiror.

dizzy74
dizzy74

Your article lack of knowledge
If Samsung Oreo support Project Tremble all devices with Oreo will updated to Android P without delay i think

warlockba
warlockba

Because making decent things is a thing of the past. Just package this year’s SoC in glass, put a display with a higher pixel density than really needed, so you can still keep the CPU at the edge of its processing power – so it can be replaced the next year, pop a gazillion pixel camera on the back and ship it with standard Android. Same what the competition does. No more RnD expenses required, just cash in on huge profit margins. The winner is who has the best PR, to sell their mediocre products.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

“Samsung already does something similar by using the Google Play Music app as the default music player instead of a native music player app.”

Nope. My Note8 still has both …

James Wii U 3DS
James Wii U 3DS

I know that unfortunately here in Canada, they have GPM instead of S Music. I was quick to get rid of Google’s junk and installed the app. It is very good, I dont know why they don’t pre-install it on all their devices.

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

When you buy the Note8 yes the samsung music app is installed but if you format or reset your phone, samsung music is not included. I tried it on my Note 8.

YOSEFE
YOSEFE

Why not leave the app alone why Samsung move on – like Microsoft operating systems and programmes from the past work today for those who still use them?

It is daft to disable applications some of us want to keep using.

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

in two years then, judging by how slow they are with software updates.