Is Samsung Ecosystem Ready?

After Apple, Samsung is also selling the idea that ‘Everything works better in an Ecosystem.’ With that, Samsung is also focusing on growing an Ecosystem to offer the best possible experience to its loyal customers.

Samsung has lately been developing all sorts of devices. From Phones to Tablets, Windows laptops to Chromebooks, Headphones to Smartwatches, Samsung has it all. But the question is, how well these devices work together? Let’s find out.

How far has the Samsung Ecosystem come?

Samsung gaining its recognition as Phone-making brand through the years has evolved a lot. In this time, Samsung has also tried to make its impact on various product categories like Tablets, Notebooks and Smart Watches. But Samsung has failed to leave its mark in the market except through its Smartphones and its TV-sets.

Apart from being a Smartphone making giant, Samsung has developed Tablets and Laptops for more than a decade. Samsung has learned quite a lot in the process. Samsung’s tablets and laptops have evolved so much that they have started generating a lot of buzz. For instance, Galaxy Tab S7 series and Galaxy Books are turning a lot of heads.

Also, additions like Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatches add a lot to the Ecosystem. 

How does the Samsung Ecosystem Work?

Samsung Ecosystem pretty much works like any other typical Ecosystem. All the gadgets, when used together, add a lot of depth to the work-flow.

For example, features like the ability to attend an incoming call on your Galaxy Smartphone with the Galaxy Tab are some of the features that make the Samsung Ecosystem convenient.

Key Components

Samsung Cloud

Your photos, data and settings are critical. That’s why accessing them across all your devices gets big. Here’s where Samsung Cloud comes into action.

With Samsung Cloud, you can access pretty much all your data across your Galaxy Devices. Samsung has baked its cloud service into its OS; you don’t need any extra app to access or manage your Cloud data.

One of my most favourite perks of being in the Samsung Ecosystem is the seamless syncing of my notes across my Galaxy Devices. As a writer, inspiration can strike me anytime. So for me, being able to jot down my ideas on a device at hand, and then finishing work on my go-to device is the best thing possible with Samsung Ecosystem.

Also, the password manager helps forgetful humans like me carry out day-to-day tasks without getting much frustrated.

Quick Share

Samsung Ecosystem: Quick Share

Quick Share is Samsung’s response to Apple’s Airdrop. Quick Share is a new sharing service that helps in sharing files among the Galaxy Devices. It works very similarly to the Airdrop; sharing files takes very little time and doesn’t require any extra app to do so.

Continuity

Samsung Ecosystem: Call & Message Continuity

The continuity in the Samsung Ecosystem is still in the early stages. One of the best features is Call & Message Continuity. It syncs your calls and messages across your Samsung Devices. It means that you never miss a call or text, no matter what device you are using or how far away from your phone you are.

Other remarkable features like the ability to use Galaxy Tab S7 as your second display is also quite impressive.

Devices

Samsung is progressively working to create an Ecosystem which would be so diverse that there’ll be no need to leave the Samsung Ecosystem – Everything one needs will be in it.

Do you want a phone? You’ve got a Galaxy S series. A heavy-duty productive mobile device? Take a Galaxy Note. A notebook? There’s a Galaxy Notebook for you. Are you Looking for something more portable? What you need is a Galaxy Tab. And then there are the Galaxy Watches, the Samsung TVs, Galaxy Buds; With Samsung you’ve pretty much got everything.

A category of device that adds that sheer performance beast status to an Ecosystem is a powerhouse PC machine, which is lacking in the Samsung Ecosystem.

Is Samsung Ecosystem Ready?

Also, Samsung still has to do a lot of work with its notebook line-up. Notebooks like Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex has gained a lot of polpularity among the masses. But when it comes to other options Samsung quite lags behind in the race.

What’s even extraordinary is how these devices communicate with each other, being at the same time independent and interdependent.

Unique Perks

There are a lot of unique perks that you get in the Samsung Ecosystem. 

  • The Collaboration between Samsung and Microsoft
Samsung Ecosystem: Xcloud on Galaxy Tab S7+

The collaboration between Samsung and Microsoft brings together Samsung’s new devices for productivity with the best apps and services across Microsoft 365, Windows 10 and Xbox.

Microsoft’s Your Phone app enables the users to link their device to stay in the flow by allowing the user to take calls, check notifications, see photos and messages, all from a Windows 10 PC.   

This collaboration also allows the syncing of various services like Samsung notes with OneNote. The users will also be able to sync Samsung Reminders with their Windows 10 PC.

Also, the Xbox partnering with Samsung to make gaming more accessible to players around the world, via the cloud is an excellent step forward. 

  • DeX 
Samsung Ecosystem: Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX helps the user to turn his Galaxy Smartphone or Tablet into a traditional computer-like productivity device. 

Samsung DeX is a docking hardware that turns your smartphone or tablet into a desktop computing experience. DeX projects a full desktop environment to an external monitor. Apps optimized for DeX look and function like the Apps from a PC environment. 

Samsung Ecosystem: DeX Mode

In newer Samsung Tablets such as the Tab S6, Tab S7 Plus, and Tab Active Pro, a DeX mode is available directly on the tablet itself so that you can switch from a standard Android interface into Samsung’s Desktop-optimized interface.

  • A whole lot of device to choose from

With Samsung launching the most number of Mobile gadgets in a year, the user has a vast catalogue of devices to choose from.

With this vast catalogue, Samsung probably has a device for everyone, ranging from a $2000 phone to a $200 one.

  • Coolness Quotient
Samsung Ecosystem: Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung has always been in the news for its unusual product designs and also with their mouth-watering features. Even in 2020, there are some cool sounding features like 100x zoom, 8K video recording capability, infrared sensor to monitor pulse rate and you must not forget the S pen.

With the innovation of foldable phones, Samsung has made the Smartphone whole lot more interesting.

Where do we Samsung in this race of building an Ecosystem?

Samsung has been in the tech sector for a long time now building a lot of resources in the years. But despite owning a great experience with hardware and software, Samsung lags in what it can achieve.

Samsung alienates its budget devices from the Ecosystem and hence, loses a lot of potential customers. Samsung still needs better software optimization for seamless interaction between its devices. 

Furthermore, Exynos scares away a lot of users to invest in the Samsung Ecosystem. 

In the end, Samsung also needs some traditional PCs to lure power users into its Ecosystem.

If Samsung would address all these shortcomings shortly, then it has the potential of challenging the most comprehensive Ecosystem, i.e., Apple Ecosystem

Liked this piece? Also read: The Apple Ecosystem: Enter Once and You’ll Never Leave!

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