What is the Apple ecosystem, which is to say with a gasp? In fact, there is nothing sacred in it. These are just a few of the devices that you simply can work in tandem with each other. For example, the Apple Watch can unlock your Mac and iPhone allows you to continue to edit the text to which you first worked on the Mac. Google has nothing like it has ever been, although the range of branded devices, the company has been and remains quite wide. However, the search giant decided it was time to take the Apple example and make a complete ecosystem.
Developers Google hopes to deepen mutual integration of Android and Chrome OS. This will allow the devices based on these operating systems to work together by analogy with the iPhone and Mac. In addition to the technology, Nearby Sharing, which is already available on Android and Chrome OS, they will receive the support of additional functions to increase the compatibility of Android and Chrome OS.
To unite Android and chromebook
- Universal notifications
- Application sharing
- The ability to continue work from one device to another
The last innovation is a complete analog of the Continuity tool from Apple. It is thanks to him that the iPhone and Mac there is a common clipboard, and they allow the user to continue on your smartphone on the work initiated on the computer, and Vice versa. Thus it is possible to easily switch between devices depending on which of them you prefer to work with at the moment. After all, the text is to start writing on the computer sitting in the office, and to impose already on your smartphone on the way home. Overall, a great solution for fans of this multitasking.
However, this innovation is over, which is pretty strange. Despite the fact that the fact of their appearance, albeit in the future tense, is in itself great, the same Microsoft managed to integrate Android with Windows much deeper. Yes, the company had to issue a special edition, but who cares if it provides the user a much wider range of possibilities when working with a smartphone and a computer. Here only the key features of Your Phone app from Microsoft:
How to connect a laptop and a smartphone
- General notification center;
- Receiving messages with the ability to answer them;
- Receive incoming calls and the possibility of making outgoing;
- Shared clipboard you can copy and paste.
- Shared storage for photos and videos.
See how cool that is? Meanwhile, Microsoft has nothing to do with Android is irrelevant. She just wished that Windows could do a bit more than before, and thus facilitate the experience of using its operating system Android users. So why, in this case, Google doesn’t want to do anything like that, and if you want, then why not? It’s so logical to teach Chrome OS and Android work together than to build the capacity of both platforms and provoke users to buy them in pairs.
I would buy a laptop on the Chrome OS, if it was paired with an Android as an iPhone works with Mac? Don’t know, probably not. Still, chromebooks is a bit not my topic. However, there are many users that buys them even now, in spite of a minimal set of features. It pupils, students, and journalists, who are often quite small and inexpensive laptop Google Docs. Oh, they have exactly the happy appearance of Continuity on the Chrome OS. And who knows, maybe I tasted this fruit for taste.