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Smartphone Desktop Experience And Its Impact

This is an excerpt from BGR article on 10 features of Samsung Galaxy S8 that you won’t find on any iPhone. Piece itself is pretty interesting, but I want to cut to the chase about the most impressive part:

With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, consumers inch closer to a future without any need for traditional computers.

Samsung’s new DeX Station accessory allows users to dock their Galaxy S8 or S8+ and connect it to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The desktop-optimized Android experience is lightning fast — it actually looks and feel a lot like Chrome OS, for obvious reasons. While any app is accessible in desktop mode, Samsung’s own apps have been optimized for the Desktop Experience. Some third-party apps have as well, most notably Microsoft’s mobile Office suite.

This is the biggest news in tech this season. Being able to dock your smartphone and use it as a laptop is astonishing novelty, one that will transform the future of productivity, and move us towards the single device and tech minimalism. I yearn for the day, when my iPhone will be the only device I own.


I expect that it will be a year or two before Apple catches on, with a working version of desktop experience on a mobile device. In the meanwhile I will carefully observe the progress that Samsung carves out.

Brian Djordjevic
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Brian Dordevic

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