Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

JC Torres - Feb 27, 2017, 7:45am CST
Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

Samsung’s MWC 2017 presentation was pretty much about large screens, from an Android tablet to two Windows 10 tablets. Despite still being outnumered by Android tablets and iPads, Windows tablets aren’t exactly a rarity. Samsung’s Galaxy Books, however, will have some advantages over its distant relatives. One such advantage ironically comes from outside the Galaxy Book itself. With the Samsung Flow app on both a Galaxy phone and a Galaxy tablet, users can enjoy an almost seamless experience between the two devices.

As covered before, Samsung Flow has actually been around for some time but it really only gained some prominence when it Samsung launched the Windows 10 Galaxy TabPro S. With that launch, it added the capability to unlock the Windows tablet using the fingerprint scanner of a paired Galaxy smartphone. That advantage, however, could be a bit short-lived, as Samsung will reportedly make the Flow app available for all Windows 10 devices once the Creators Update rolls out, probably in March.

Samsung Flow does have other useful tricks, provided you have a compatible Galaxy Android phone. In addition to mirroring notifications, it allows you to respond to messages right on your tablet, depending on the messaging service used, like WhatsApp. You can also easily share files between the two devices. The one thing Samsung Flow won’t do is let you answer calls on your tablet, as Samsung says users don’t like doing that.

Samsung also has a video demonstrating the Enhanced S Pen for the Galaxy Book. Now boasting of 4096 levels of pressure, the S Pen transforms the Galaxy Book into a creativity palette. It also has tilt support but, until software developers do the heavy lifting themselves, it only works with Adobe Photoshop CC.


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