Samsung to allow newer Galaxy handsets to integrate with its Windows 10 tablet

Samsung to allow newer Galaxy handsets to integrate with its Windows 10 tablet
Back in January Samsung unveiled its Windows 10 powered tablet, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. It is the first device with the Galaxy name that is powered by Microsoft's operating system. According to a leaked placeholder, when released, the Galaxy TabPro S is going to be able to play nice with a Samsung Galaxy S6 or newer model. With a feature tagged "Galaxy Continuity," you will be able to integrate your handset with the slate.

To do this, you will have to install an app  called "Flux D." Samsung is considering having the app pre-installed on the Galaxy TabPro S. Through this app, the phone will be able to connect to the tablet via Bluetooth. Once a connection is established, users will be able to unlock and login to their tablet using a "tagging gesture of your Samsung fingerprint capable mobile device." More useful to some will be the ability to receive and respond to notifications sent to your Galaxy smartphone from the Galaxy TabPro S.

A report published today reveals that Samsung is going to release a Bluetooth enabled stylus for the tablet. The Samsung Bluetooth-C Stylus for the Galaxy TabPro S was listed on the website of a German retailer, with a model number of EJ-UW700. Priced at the equivalent of $66 USD, the accessory will work with other tablets and smartphones, but is optimized for the Galaxy TabPro S. The listing states that the stylus, which uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE and comes with an eraser button, will be available starting March 31st.


source: TechTimes via MSPoweruser

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  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 256 GB
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34 Comments

1. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Probably the only Samsung device to get timely updates, since Microsoft will update it.

2. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Not really. Even if MicroSoft realises updates quickly, Sammy still got it's TouchWiz interface and additional features to intergrate, hence retarding the updates, just like on Android.

3. ZetZet

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

what touchwiz, there won't be touchwiz on windows 10.

6. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I was refering to TouchWiz features. Am I wrong? Or are you saying some Samsung Apps and services won't be found in their Windows 10 devices?

4. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

clueless hater is clueless

5. tyrionTheWise unregistered

It's a windows 10 device. No touchwiz.

7. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

No Samsung Apps preloaded either?

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Those update through the Windows Store and are independent of the OS. Beauty of every Windows PC...

10. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Maybe one or two, you can see one in the article LOL. But windows updates don't depend on apps. It's a closed source OS; So even if Samsung wants, it can't delay updates or put touchwiz on it.

12. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I now geit it. Thanks tyrionTheWise. A newbee here, hope to make some pals. You wanna be first? :D

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

There are no friends on PA unless you are fanboy of any brand

19. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Wow. So I must be a fan of a certain brand in order to be friends with some else? This sounds hectic.

31. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Try for Qualcomm fans. Your picture spoke for you. lol

32. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

And who are the Qualcomm fans... I don't know any. Are you one?

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Windows version of the stupidly gimped 2015 MacBook, pointlessly lacking useful ports, especially storage expansion. Either way, this app would have no problem working on ANY Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop/Desktop PC, but just like Lenovo's awesome Write-Anywhere software, it's greedily restricted to 1 particular type of device...

11. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Providing exclusive stuff to your devices is not greedy. Tomorrow you'll blame adobe for not providing you photoshop for free, since it can be installed on any windows 10 PC.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

They could always demand a price for it, that's what Adobe does, not restrict it to Adobe hardware...

20. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't only about money. Sometimes, OEMs keep their innovations to themselves, in order to gain more user base. I mean, lure in some crowd with that exclusive feature offered. Just like how Apple does with their iOS operative system and services. It's not being greedy.

21. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't only about money. Sometimes, OEMs keep their innovations to themselves, in order to gain more user base. I mean, lure in some crowd with that exclusive feature offered. Just like how Apple does with their iOS operative system and services. It's not being greedy.

22. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't only about money. Sometimes, OEMs keep their innovations to themselves, in order to gain more user base. I mean, lure in some crowd with that exclusive feature offered. Just like how Apple does with their iOS operative system and services. It's not being greedy.

23. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't only about money. Sometimes, OEMs keep their innovations to themselves, in order to gain more user base. I mean, lure in some crowd with that exclusive feature offered. Just like how Apple does with their iOS operative system and services. It's not being greedy.

24. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It isn't only about money. Sometimes, OEMs keep their innovations to themselves, in order to gain more user base. I mean, lure in some crowd with that exclusive feature offered. Just like how Apple does with their iOS operative system and services. It's not being greedy.

25. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

And sorry for the same repeated post. It's my broser's falut!

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It might not be exclusive to Samsung laptops/tablets Samsung has SideSync which allows you to connect Windows or Mac PCs to Samsung phones http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync/

27. tyrionTheWise unregistered

So yeah, they extract price for it. The price equal to their laptop. Come on, a lot of companies do it. Nvidia doesn't go sharing their software to AND, or vice versa. Dell doesn't share their exclusive display suite installed in their XPS line. It's just making your product look better, through unique experiences.

29. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The difference is those are driver software for the hardware components, whereas, like Lenovo's Writeh Anywhere software, this is GUI software that the user will continue to see and interact with. But I get your point, it's no more greedy than what the competition is already doing.

13. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

This is in consideration since it can use the razor core to boost it's gaming abilities

28. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I don't think it can. For that you need a full speed thunderbolt 3 connector, and an AMD GPU ( nvidia should release the drivers soon too)

15. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Am I the only one concerned about the fact that this thing will drain the data plan on your phone because it will use it as a hotspot whenever it wants?

16. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

That is the idea

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