Samsung announced that it would expand Flow app to support any Windows 10 device

Posted on Jul 27 2017 - 9:07pm by Brian Atkinson

Many of us own both a Samsung Galaxy phone and a home windows 10 laptop or notebook laptop, specifically for work. Now there is phrase that an incoming replace for the firm’s Samsung Flow Android app could be capable of remotely unencumber any Windows 10 laptop, which need to be a large help for people involved with security.

The South Korean firm showed, in reply to a Samsung Flow user, that a main update could be launched in early April, on the way to carry guide for all Windows 10 desktops. Go with the Flow used Windows 10’s Windows Hello Companion Device Framework, a improvement hook that permits third party devices to affirm windows users, authenticate payments, and even log into web sites. The brand new Flow app will amplify on that implementation.

This feature will work if your Galaxy phone has a fingerprint reader like the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, Galaxy S6 and others. The Samsung Flow app, in theory, enables users to unlock a computer with just a tap of that fingerprint scanner. However, that function currently works on just one Windows 10 device, Samsung’s own Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet.

Samsung Flow does extra than permitting users to release their Windows 10 devices via scanning their fingerprints. As an instance, you may transfer content and activity among extraordinary devices, as well as enable your mobile hotspot to maintain the laptop related, and test and respond directly on your telephone’s notifications.

Go with the Flow is good for more than simply safety. As soon as activated via Android’s share menu (or a devoted flow button, in some apps), it gives a listing of goal devices to which you are free to beam content. In case you pick out a video, photograph, or document, it will pop up at the tablet, cellphone, or windows computer in query. Even extra impressively, video calls located on one device can be seamlessly resumed on any other.

All these features can only be used after registering at least one fingerprint on the Galaxy smartphone, which is why Samsung Flow is limited to handsets that include this piece of hardware.