Leaving the expensive-as-heck Apple ecosystem is hard. The seamless cross-talk between Mac-iPhone-smartwatch is conveniently addictive. Your calls and messages are synced between devices, photos are accessible on all screens, you can even share the same keyboard across devices, copy-paste stuff, and do a lot more.
Windows and Android users have been yearning for such seamless pairing between their phone and PC for a while now. Microsoft's Phone Link app offered some hope by syncing app notifications, calls, messages, and photos between Android and Windows devices. But it isn't quite there yet.
That gap might soon end, thanks to Qualcomm, one of the world's biggest chipmakers that powers a huge chunk of Android phones and some PCs, as well. The solution is called Snapdragon Seamless, a cross-platform device connectivity system that brings Android and Windows PCs together. Here is what it utlimately promises:
- Mice and keyboards can work seamlessly across PCs, phones and tablets.
- Files and windows can be dragged and dropped across different types of devices.
- Earbuds can switch intelligently based on the priority of an audio source.
So far, a host of computer and smartphone makers have pledged their allegiance to the cause of Snapdragon Seamless. The list of supporters includes heavyweights like Microsoft, Android, Xiaomi, ASUS, Honor, Lenovo, and OPPO. In simple terms, shit just got real in the seamless mobility-computing segment.
And apparently, you won't have to wait much longer to experience this extremely cool future. Starting this year, Snapdragon Seamless will serve its convenience gourmet on all devices powered by Qualcomm's new chips such as Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (soon to be seen on a bunch of high-end Android phones), Snapdragon X chip for Windows PCs, as well as audio gear.