Apple’s Continuity is an amazing feature built into the company’s iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite devices, and it looks like soon, Samsung users will receive a similar feature on their Samsung gadgets. The Korean company has just taken the curtains off Samsung Flow, which allows users to seamlessly transfer their work between all connected Samsung devices.
Unveiled at the Samsung Developer Conference 2014, Samsung Flow lets you move your files and activities between Samsung smartphones, tablets, computers, smartwatches and even Smart TVs. According to Samsung, there are three main components to Samsung Flow – Transfer, Defer and Notify. Transfer lets you transfer not only your files from one device to another, for example, if you are on a video call using your Samsung tablet, you can “shoot” it to your phone seamlessly.
Defer on the other hand allows you to pause an activity in one device, and continue on another device. This means that if you are working on a spreadsheet on your phone while you were out, when you get back to your desk, just continue working on that spreadsheet on a bigger screen. On another example shown by Samsung, you can watch a movie on your phone, and then pause and defer it until you’re back at your TV, and pick up right where you left off.
Finally, Notify can push notifications and device status across all connected devices. Like how you can use your iPad and Mac to make/receive calls, Notify lets you see incoming calls on your TV, smartwatch and more, and it looks like you will be able to respond (answer or reject the call) using those gadgets too.
Samsung Flow isn’t available yet though, the company did not mention anything on availability, but since the SDK has been released to developers, it shouldn’t take too long, right? Does this make you wish you have a house connected with Samsung-branded smart gadgets?
(Source: The Verge)