Most multinationals thrive on continuous innovation. But more often than not, you see tech giants trying to play catch up with other competitors. Samsung today announced a feature called Samsung Flow at its Samsung Developer Conference 2014. What it does is basically lets you move content and activities between your Samsung devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, smartwatches, and even TV sets. Yes, sounds just like Apple’s Continuity feature that does pretty much the same thing, but just for Apple devices. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 in pictures: A fancy 5G phoneAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G review: Looks fancy, runs fast but too pricey
Flow consists of three main components – Transfer, Defer and Notify. Transfer lets you read, move calls and work across Samsung devices effortlessly. Defer lets you work on whatever you’re working on (document, movie, picture editing etc) and finish it off on another Samsung device. Lastly, Notify makes any television, PC, tablet, or smartwatch compatible with Flow display notifications and text messages. You’ll even get device status updates, for example, it will let you see on your TV if your phone is running low on battery. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
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The interface of Flow is pretty simple and a basic dialog box pops up showing you all the nearby Samsung devices in range and capable of working with Flow. Even though there is no innovation there, the feature not only lets you browse through webpages across devices, it also keeps into account the scroll depth and opens the page just where you left off. There is no word on when and how Flow will roll out. The Flow SDK was handed out to developers, so this feature might take a while before it is seen commercially.