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Check out Flow, Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Handoff feature

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Samsung’s VP of Research Pranav Mistry revealed the company’s next big step towards making its devices work together during the company’s developer conference Wednesday: Project Flow will allow users to switch tasks from phones to tablets or smart watches to TVs. Flow is a little bit like Apple’s new Handoff and Continuity features, with some time shifting added to the mix: Users will also be able to save tasks for later and even get reminders.

For example, users can begin to watch a video on the go, and then decide to finish it off on their TV once they get home — something the company calls Defer. [company]Google[/company] Android developers will be able to use Flow simply by making use of intents, which is how Android apps can pass data along between each other. Samsung further enhances this by adding notifications that include phone calls and text messages, but also the device state, including battery charging level, and other important events.

Check out Flow in action in the following photos:







2 Responses to “Check out Flow, Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Handoff feature”

  1. Hahaha very funny… but the funny thing is that Apple always copies from others and people like you think it is the other way around.

    Continuity – Samsung had SideSync from April 2013. This new technology enables users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their Android-based Samsung smartphone by simply connecting the two devices via a USB cable. It was later improved to add wifi connection support in v3.0. And this SideSync has been re-launched under “Flow” name with lots of improvements. SideSync was much more powerful than Apple’s continuity. I would say Samsung got a little push to market it better in the form of “FLOW” since Apple “got inspired” by it’s SideSync and showed it off with Continuity.

    Really shocked to see almost all articles on Samsung Flow say its Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Continuity.

    Personally I thought continuity was Apple’s answer to Samsung’s SideSync when it was announced.