The global electronics giant, Samsung has revealed details of a new file syncing management tool known as Side Sync.
The concept behind the app is quiet simple, a painless data and file transfer from PC to mobile and vice versa. Users will use a dock that plugs into their USB port. After connection, users will share their mouse and keyboard with the Samsung phone which will enable dragging and dropping files, copying and pasting information according to the users’ command. The application also allows users to set up the service to automatically sync photos.
The service looks quiet fantastic, however the tagline “PC in Mobile, Mobile in PC” is a little misleading, as Side Sync app does not work with any PC out there. Just like Apple made apps, this app is compatible with only Samsung PCs. In fact Side Sync doesn’t work with all Samsung PCs, it only works with some Samsung PCs, such as ATIV Book, ATIV one, ATIV Book Q and ATIV Tab all over the world and in Korea the same list includes ATIV Smart PC, which is quiet a serious flaw.
So for those who own a PC that is not part of the ATIV family, just forget about the smooth transfer of files and information between your device and Side Sync. However, this doesn’t mean that the app is totally worthless; it is a great concept and looks like it could prove to be a major utility. Now if you happen to have a compatible PC and Samsung phone, then you must surely try to peek into Samsung’s app store and get your hands on the latest app called Side Sync.
The Korean giant had announced last month that it would be releasing Windows 8-based PCs under the brand of ATIV. The Windows based laptops will be suffixed under a number of similar series of Series 5, Series 7, Series 9 and so on.
Meanwhile Samsung has made its presence in almost every house – the South Korean company has claimed that it sells three TVs in every second. The company currently dominates the Android smartphone market.