Once again, it has been shown that Microsoft's development cycle is a bit slower, since Samsung has just taken a victory lap around the company's Your Phone solution during its Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event.
For the past two years, Microsoft has been working to close the gap between mobile devices and PCs with your Your Phone solution. Apparently, Microsoft's Your Phone application emerged from the failed momentum of the efforts of its smartphone towards the PC, called Continuum, but offered a modernized view of the convergence of the platform.
However, during Samsung's Unpacked event today, not only did the company show a VM The implementation of its renewed Dex application, but it also managed to incorporate all the features that Microsoft has slowly promised that users will come to Windows 10 in the next feature.
With a single USB Type-C cable, Galaxy Note 10 users can now connect to a Windows or Mac PC and access a VM version of their smartphone experience on the desktop, fully equipped with the opportunity to use the same applications and Samsung Dex desktop software.
And now, with native Windows Link integration in Galaxy Note10, it has never been easier to connect your Samsung phone to your Windows 10 PC. Simply connect your Galaxy Note10 with your PC through the Link to Windows configuration and Get instant access to the content of your Android phone that interests you. Now there is no need to search your phone to verify notifications, schedule a trip to the airport or even send text messages. And finally you can stop sending photos by email, as you can drag and drop photos directly into your email or in your PowerPoint presentation.
Dex's renewed experience also supports the transfer of drag-and-drop files between the desktop OS and the smartphone. In addition, Samsung and Microsoft have partnered to offer compatibility with S-Pen to Outlook, as well as preload the application of your phone in Galaxy Note 10.
For fans of the more traditional version of Dex, the convergence software of Samsung is still compatible with the standalone application. monitor, keyboard and mouse experience, but will require an additional connection from HDMI to USB-C.
The Samsung Dex announcement highlights Microsoft's pivot since its Windows 10 and Windows 10 only focus on Continuum and its increasing flexibility to support the growing functionality of Android and Samsung offers its users.
Interested parties can visit their local Microsoft stores from today until the official launch of Note 10 on August 23, 2019.
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