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Samsung, Microsoft team up to offer seamless phone and PC integration

08 August 2019 0

At the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event, Samsung took the platform to announce a new partnership with Microsoft with the goal of offering seamless integration between Galaxy Note 10 and Windows PC/laptop. It is a collaboration where both companies will be sharing their respective technologies with each other to reduce the gap between a smartphone and a PC.

The partnership essentially builds upon Samsung's DeX platform and Microsoft's Your Phone app to deliver a better integration and seamless user experience. The DeX platform has now been improved to support connecting with any PC or laptop using a USB cable. It was previously limited to external monitors but now, it will work on your PC so that you can switch to a big screen anytime and anywhere you want. The good thing is that DeX now works with USB Type-C as well as USB Type-A cables.


As part of the partnership, all Galaxy Note 10 units will come pre-installed with Your Phone app from Microsoft. The app acts as a link between your phablet and PC to show former's content on the latter. One of the highlighted features of this integration is the ability to read and reply to SMSes directly from the PC. For new messages, the PC will show you notifications like you receive any other notification on Windows 10. There will be full PC keyboard support for replying which can also be done directly from the notification itself.

The phablet will have a quick shortcut in the notification panel for enabling and disabling the link between the PC and phone instantly. Microsoft further announced that they will be adding support for making and receiving calls directly from the PC in the near future.


Additionally, Galaxy Note 10 will come with an optimized and integrated Outlook app. It will offer automatic categorization of emails for better time management. The S Pen integration will allow users to hover the stylus over any email, contact, and calendar event to see a quick preview. The phablet will also offer native OneDrive syncing support for quick storage of any data that you might want to store in the cloud.


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