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When Android P drops, Samsung will discontinue Samsung Movie Maker

Samsung Movie Maker is a hidden app that appears when you edit video on a Galaxy device. Samsung will discontinue the app when Android P lands.

Published onMarch 19, 2018

  • Samsung will discontinue its video editing app Samsung Movie Maker when Android P drops.
  • The Movie Maker app is kind of hidden — it only appears when you edit a video shot on certain Galaxy devices.
  • Not only will the app itself be removed, but any projects made with the app will be deleted as well.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about Samsung Movie Maker, don’t sweat it; the app is not exactly front and center on Galaxy devices. But the movie editor app does exist, and Samsung will be discontinuing the product when Android P lands.

Samsung Movie Maker is a hidden app that only launches when you start to edit a video shot on devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8. Movie Maker helps you do simple video editing tasks like cropping, trimming, and adding overlays.

Samsung hasn’t made a formal announcement about the eventual death of Samsung Movie Maker, but the end of the app is assured. Android Police discovered in the upload notes for the APK that “Samsung Movie Maker service will be terminated after Android P (or Android 9.0) update.” The site also obtained a screenshot of what users will see when they update Movie Maker:

According to the notification, the app itself is not the only thing that will be deleted: all projects made in Movie Maker will be removed as well, so be sure to back up any MM projects you might have before making the Android P upgrade.

However, let’s be frank here — it will be a while before any Samsung devices get Android P. Considering that the U.S. variants of the Galaxy S8 are just now getting Android 8.0 Oreo (which isn’t even the latest version of the operating system) it will most likely be awhile before any Samsung devices have Android 9.0.

You can read more about what Android 9.0 has in store for you by checking out our coverage of the developer preview released earlier this month.

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