Samsung and Microsoft have partnered on PCs from years, and on smartphones and tablets in a more limited capacity. However, the expanded partnership marks a profound shift in how they work together with the various devices in our lives, stated Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who made a surprise appearance at Samsung’s event in New York City.
For years, applications have been objective-built for single devices, whether or not it is the phone, the PC, the TV or even your watch, Nadella mentioned. In a world of 5G, cloud, AI, they get to rethink it all and reimagine everything.
Here’s what that means in practical terms.
- For Windows users, starting with the Galaxy Note10, a built-in characteristic known as Link to Windows will sync pictures, messages, notifications, and different content between the phone and PC. (Microsoft gives these for other Android units via its third-party Your Phone app, not natively built-in.)
- The Note10 may even introduce a function to access and use Android apps from the Samsung cellphone on the Windows PC screen.
- Microsoft says it is going to introduce the flexibility to make calls from the PC later this year.
- Samsung may also combine Microsoft OneDrive into the Samsung Gallery app to automatically sync pictures and videos.
The Galaxy Note10 will likely be bought at Microsoft Stores, Outlook will get particular options to work with Samsung S Pen, the companies have also developed a new Windows 10 PC known as the Galaxy Book S that runs on a mobile Snapdragon processor. That comes along Samsung pre-installing Word, Excel, Outlook, and other mobile Office apps on its devices.
A lot of Microsoft’s turnaround story has targeted on its potential to shift from traditional licensed software program to the cloud and subscriptions, and that’s a giant ingredient in the company’s success.