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Samsung’s Continuity clone launches in Google Play

by Jacob Kleinman | May 19, 2015May 19, 2015 3:00 pm PST

Apple has Continuity, which ties together its smartphones, tablet and computer with a variety of services, and now Samsung has Flow. The app, which was actually unveiled with a promotional video last year, hit Google Play on Tuesday, though it’s still officially in Beta.

As described by Samsung, Flow lets you switch seamlessly between your Galaxy devices. You can pick exactly which gadget you want to connect to, and even save something so that it pops up later. The entire thing also works using Android’s built-in Share feature, which should make it easy for developers to add support with third-party apps.

For now, the service is limited to a handful of Samsung’s own devices and requires Android 4.4 or up. That includes the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Tab S. That definitely limits what you can do, but if Flow can expand to more devices, wearables and desktop computers it could really compete head on with Apple’s Continuity.

You can grab the app right now for free, though it’s still in beta. it’s also received some pretty mixed reviews from the small group of very early adopters. We wouldn’t expect much from Flow just yet, but if you’re interested in giving Samsung some feedback on what could be a pretty cool new service this is your chance.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...