Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Great enterprise phones with potential to be better
Years ago, I was talking with a colleague and we were imagining smartphones being the hubs for everything and you can take them anywhere you go and just plug in your monitor and keyboard. With the Samsung S8+, this became reality. Unfortunately, the video in the article below does not show how it works but apparently, you can use your Samsung S8+ smartphone as a computer. It still runs Android but it looks like made for a big screen (see images below). I had read another article about it and it sounds pretty amazing. So, you can take your phone to work, plug it in and work, you can take it home, plug it in and work, you can take it to a hotel and perhaps plug it in to the TV, have a portable bluetooth keyboard with you and work. I am excited to see this technology evolving. Let’s see where the trend goes. Would you like to be able to use your smartphone as your only computer and plug in peripherals whenever necessary? I am interested to hear what you have to say about that. Thanks.
Smartphone reviewers throw around the term “flagship” pretty loosely, to the point where it’s come to mean “a high-spec phone from a major or mid-level manufacturer.” But when you get your hands on a phone with the technical excellence and attention to detail of the Samsung Galaxy S8 series, you’re reminded that there’s more to a great phone than a bunch of chips.
Like Apple and Google, Samsung has something more in mind than just selling phones. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are devices that bring you into a useful ecosystem in exactly the same way that Apple does with the iPhone and Google does with Android.
The front door to that ecosystem is the assistive software that Samsung calls Bixby. Intended as a direct competitor to Google Assistant, Bixby is an ambitious feature that’s in its very early days. But wait, there’s more: For enterprise customers, Samsung has given us DeX, a device that lets you attach a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the phone and use it as a desktop…
Read the entire article from CIO.com here: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Great enterprise phones with potential to be better