The devices we hold in our hands today are more powerful than what folks would’ve even dreamt of a decade back

over 1 year ago | From Medium | Author: Avi Barel

It’s no secret that the modern day smartphones is overtaking the desktop’s dominance as the primary gateway to the Internet and for media consumption. Smartphones have become users’ most important device driven in part by the rise of cloud computing. It looks like the only reason to use a computer is for work-related tasks, but that too won’t last long.
Today we hold more powerful devices in our hands than ever before. Our data is already on the device, but it’s also synced to the cloud. So it’s only natural to use our smartphones as desktop computers whenever we need to be productive and get the job done. I simply plug my Galaxy S8 Plus into my Samsung’s DeX docking station, which is also connected to a large screen and peripherals, to deliver an enhanced productivity experience than what’s possible with my smartphone’s tiny screen. That way I can get most of my work done just like with Windows 10 Continuum. There are also other Android Distros (Roms) out there, like Remix Singularity supporting this feature…
Of course it’s not the best alternative to my MacBook Pro because I don’t have all my professional tools (Photoshop, SketchApp, Final cut pro, Xcode etc) for my Android device. But I think it’s only a matter of time until professional tools will be available for ARM-based devices. At least we have Microsoft Office and a lot of productive apps for most Android users. After all, not everyone is a UX designer or a professional video editor.

       

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