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Introducing Samsung Flow: Samsung's version of Apple's Continuity
If you haven’t heard of Apple Continuity, it’s basically a feature that allows owners of multiple Apple products to connect their devices together in a way that wasn’t previously possible. Start browsing the web on your iPhone and pick up from the same link on your Mac, receive a call coming through on your iPhone over your iPad…. you get the picture. The concept is certainly an interesting one, which is probably why Samsung recently announced their own version of this feature at the Samsung developer conference.
The name of the service is Samsung Flow, and like Apple’s service, it will also allow you to move tasks between Samsung devices. Samsung Flow basically has 3 main components: Transfer, Defer, and Notify. Transfer will allow you to, well….transfer. For example, transfer an article you’re reading from one device to another, or move a call from a tablet to a laptop. Defer lets you delay performing a specific task until you are ready, like continuing where you left off on a movie or song from another Samsung device. Notify gives you the option of viewing notifications from pretty much any screen, regardless of if it’s on your tablet, computer, TV, or even a smartwatch. Battery running low on your tablet? Your TV will tell you. App updates available for your tablet? View them on your watch…and so on and so on.
Pretty cool stuff.
Here’s a brief video showing off some features of the service:
With the jaw dropping amount of devices that Samsung currently has, this feature certainly could open up some very cool possibilities. That being said, Samsung just released the SDK to developers today, meaning that Flow will most likely need a bit of time before it hits your favorite Galaxy devices.
Does Flow sound like something that could be useful to you? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.