At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei announced Super smart office devicea solution that promises to dramatically improve connectivity and collaboration between supported Huawei devices, in ways unabashedly similar to Apple’s Global Control.
The software-based solution is referred to as a hardware collaboration that allows users to connect multiple devices for a single activity, while integrating the ecosystem as something capable of bridging the gap between Windows and mobile platforms.
As consumers have more and more smart devices – the manufacturer explains – users often find themselves juggling different, fragmented ecosystems: laptops for work and smartphones for entertainment. In the absence of individual devices that fully support all of one user’s daily needs, the ability of devices to harness the strengths of the other and create one unified experience is more important than ever.
Collaboration across devices promises to make communication between devices smoother and easier. The Super Device, first launched in 2021, is available on Huawei PCs via the Super Device drag-and-drop interface in the PC Control Center, allowing access to the phone’s photos and files, as well as smart-screen connectivity for presentations.
With Pop-Up Pairing function, Huawei PC can quickly connect to Huawei wireless earbuds, Bluetooth speakers, mouse and keyboard, as well as printers, enhancing the smart office experience.
Once connected, the smartphone can be accessed from a window on the desktop, allowing you to access content and interact with your device using a computer interface. Through Multi-Screen Collaboration, up to three mobile applications can be opened directly on the computer, providing a multitasking experience. It is also possible to access the materials saved on the phone via the computer by dragging and dropping. By editing smartphone files with the HUAWEI MateBook, all changes are automatically saved to your phone, ready to be shared.
Like a smartphone, when connected, the tablet is recognized as an external drive, allowing for free file transfer and management between devices via drag and drop or copy and paste.
Super Device PC + Tablet supports three connection modes. In mirror mode, the computer screen is mirrored on the tablet screen. Any content written or drawn using the M-Pencil on the HUAWEI MatePad is reflected in real time on the PC. In Extend mode, the PC screen is extended to the tablet, with each screen showing different content. This mode turns a tablet into an external computer monitor, improving productivity with more screen space. In Collaborate mode, tablet files can be managed directly from the PC.
Users have the option to connect a Huawei PC to a HUAWEI MateView display and thus get a larger screen.
The super device allows you to view presentations in mirror and expand mode. As with the monitor, the pairing allows you to go beyond the size of your computer screen when you need a larger screen. With Extend mode, users can take meeting notes on the HUAWEI MateBook, while hosting a conference call through the HUAWEI Vision Extended Display.
Support for Super Device functions will extend to previous Huawei PC models, as long as users upgrade to the latest version. In the near future, Huawei plans to continue adding support across more devices, so that users’ experiences can be further improved, both at work and in entertainment.