The folks over at Samsung are certainly on the lookout for something that will help boost their company’s reputation among the masses, especially when the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has been discontinued for obvious safety reasons. This means there is even more pressure put on the 2017 flagship that should be released some time in the first half of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8. In recent times each year, the Samsung Galaxy S series would see a new model released, followed by an equivalent from the Galaxy Note range. This means the Samsung Galaxy S8 shoulders the burden of not only wowing the masses with its technological wizardry, it should also pack more than enough punch to continue being in the mention as a top flagship smartphone for 2017 all the way to the end of the year. Whispers on the street have pointed to some features that could make its way to the Samsung Galaxy S8, and some of them include the Continuum feature.
Certainly Samsung has come a long way since its early days of allegedly mimicking its competitors, and this is a good thing for the industry on the whole. After all, the South Korean conglomerate has ensured that their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note collection of flagship devices start to pack in features and functionalities that are groundbreaking in their time, and also unique to the Samsung brand -- such as the S Pen or even the edge display interface found in the Galaxy S6 edge. It seems that the next function that will see action in the Samsung Galaxy S8 would not appear on an iPhone. What feature is this?
Steve Litchfield of All About Windows Phone claims to have some pretty strong evidence that the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 will boast of a feature known as Continuum. Continuum basically enables a Windows phone to be able to hook up to a compatible docking device, and then functioning as a desktop experience. This is certainly a zany development if any, and it also goes to show just how far computing power has come over the years.
Continuum sounds good on paper, but in terms of practical, everyday use, there might be some snags in which one might run into -- at least if it were to be on the Windows platform. Not so with Android though, as such an idea is worth mulling over to consider. All About Windows Phone published some slides earlier this week, where it claimed to have obtained those slides from an internal Samsung presentation which clearly has its focus on the future 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8. One of the slides point to a solution which enables the yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S8 to hook up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, letting you have a pseudo-desktop experience -- just make sure you have a decent large sized display to make it comfortable!
However, I would say that such an option is appealing if you happen to deal with lightweight spreadsheets and have some documents to type with emails to reply over an Internet connection, as a Galaxy S8 is clearly ill suited for anything more than that in terms of mobile productivity -- and other smartphones too, for that matter.