Desktop experience with Galaxy S8
Now, most of the smartphones alone can function like a very talented computer. Some companies are taking steps to take advantage of this capacity of smartphones as a real computer. Microsoft’s Continuum and Convergence features of Ubuntu promise to turn smartphones into desktop computers. A leaked slide shows that Samsung can walk in a similar way. According to Slayta, Samsung’s new flagship will come with a feature called the Galaxy S8 Desktop Experience.
When you look at the slide, Desktop Experience appears to function like Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature. A phone connected to a cable monitor is paired with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Although the monitor has a conventional desktop user interface, the launcher’s similarity to the design in the early days of Chrome OS does not get out of sight. Android applications like Samsung’s Gallery app can also be seen on the screen in the form of floating windows.
It can safely be said that Samsung has made a surprising move in the case of turning the feature mentioned in this slide into reality. The South Korean company had not given a clue that it could advance in this direction before. However, it is important to remember that certain features such as “floating windows” in the system are a drag on Samsung’s portfolio.
With Desktop Experience, Galaxy S8 can be a more productive device
So far, Samsung has shown its productivity in the Galaxy Note series. However, we should not be surprised that the company wants to display some of its talents on the Galaxy S8 after what happened to Galaxy Note 7. If the Desktop Experience is added to features such as the previously supported S Pen support, the Galaxy S8 can be a good productivity phone.