When Samsung unveiled its newin New York on Thursday, it prominently highlighted a feature that shares files and even phone calls between the Tab S and your phone. With all the fanfare surrounding SideSync on stage, you'd think it was brand new.
SideSync previously cropped up on the Samsung is already up to version 3.series of tablets, and also exists as a tool to share data between select Ativ PCs and Galaxy phones. In fact,
But let's get into what's new, which is fielding phone calls. SideSync will work with both Wi-Fi and LTE versions of the tablet to mirror a device, which was ain the on-stage demo.
A call-forwarding option means that you can answer phone calls on the Tab S if you're already using it, rather than breaking focus to reach for your phone. (This is similar to.) Call-syncing will work with only the Galaxy S5 for now, but Samsung plans to expand phone support down the line. , anyone?
In addition to managing calls, SideSync also transfers files over the air between the phone and Galaxy Tab S, and between the Tab S and a PC -- this isn't new. If you've got a gaggle of Tab S slates together in the same room, connecting them in the same cozy network lets users edit documents at the same time, in real time.
All of this productivity is welcome, but Samsung's main point of pride is the Galaxy Tab S' Super AMOLED display, a first for its tablet line. Check it out, along with all other Tab S features, in CNET's hands-on preview with the.