Samsung is making rounds on the internet again. This time the company is in news for its application- Samsung Flow. Back in February Samsung told us that it was working on updating the services on its app Samsung Flow; trying to bring added device synchronization for it’s Galaxy and Windows 10 devices. And the work is done as Samsung has successfully updated it’s application on Google Play and the Windows Store, to let more Galaxy devices work in sync with Windows 10 laptop/desktop and also support a new authentication method.
If I had to sum up the whole news in one line, it would be “Your Samsung phone can now unlock your Windows 10 device, and do much more.” Obviously you would have to read on to know about the “much more” part.
Samsung Flow can be seen as something which uses a similar code of conduct as used by Apple in Continuity. Apple Continuity lets you connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch together and move seamlessly between them, that is start work on one device, then switch to another nearby device and pick up where you left off. The Galaxy TabPro S already supported Samsung Flow’s fingerprint unlock feature, but now it works with other Windows 10 devices too.
Samsung Flow will work with any Windows 10 PC as long as you have a Galaxy smartphone running Android Marshmallow or higher; and corresponding apps for both Android and Windows 10. A Galaxy tablet running Nougat or higher works as well.
With Samsung Flow, not only can you log in to your PC using the fingerprint scanner of your portable device, but you can also transfer content and tasks from one device to another, meaning you can even access text messages on your phone right on your PC. Another feature Samsung has added is the ability to auto-enable hotspot on your mobile device so that you don’t have to rely on Wi-Fi availability all the time.
How to use it? Just install Samsung Flow onto respective devices, follow the instructions to pair the two, and you are good to go. If you don’t have a Samsung device though, you are out of luck. Sounds easy right?
Why don’t you go ahead and try and tell us how effective the whole idea, by Samsung, actually is?