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How to get Continuity and Handoff with "Android" and "OS X"

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Third-party app brings cool iOS 8/OS X Yosemite features to Android

 

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AirDroid

 

One of the coolest new features that Apple introduces with OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 is Continuity. This feature allows users to take calls and reply to text messages sent to their iPhone direct from their Mac. Well, AirDroid 3 now brings that power and flexibility to the Android and Windows platforms.

In fact, as cool and useful as Apple's Continuity feature is, AirDroid 3 goes way beyond what iPhone and Mac users get.

AirDroid 3 allows users to access and manage their Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the web, wirelessly, for free (although there is a premium version for people who want more than the basics).

Here are just some of the features on offer:

  • Send and receive individual or group messages
  • Transfer files, photos, music and videos between Android and computer from any network (large files require premium upgrade)
  • Play and manage music and videos on Android and transfer them between Android and computer
  • See through the lens of both front and back cameras (premium feature)
  • Push URLs to the Android device and have them open with default web browser
  • Take photos of anyone trying to unlock your device (premium feature)
  • End-to-end encryption

AirDroid 3 requires that you install an app on your Android device and software on your Mac or PC. Following a simple setup process you are then ready to enjoy much greater integration between your devices.

From:www.zdnet.com/article

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I think all of these things can be done with an iPhone and a Mac or PC. Some might require jailbreak though...

I guess this isn't an iPhone vs. Android post though so yah, it is nice to see this software on other platforms.

 

I was actually looking forward to the texting from computer for quite a while and I was happy with iMessage but when I saw continuity had TEXT message support, I was blown away.

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Airdroid has been the "Handoff+Confinuity" since forever, before apple introduced it, and btw, FOR ALL SAMSUNG USERS with KK Stock ROMs (begining from the Note2 and up) : USE SIDESYNC, it's a Phone <-> PC relay that makes you see your Phone's screen on your PC, you can do WHATEVER YOU WANT, and NO NEED to ROOT!!!!! DL the app from the Sapps or PlayStore : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sec.android.sidesync30 and then the PC app http://www.samsung.com/us/sidesync/, enjoy :)

Remember, SideSync is samsung only, and Samsung's Stock ROMs ONLY! Airdroid have a ScreenSharing option, needs root tho, haven't tried it, but it should work :)

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Samsung's Stock ROMs ONLY! Airdroid have a ScreenSharing option, needs root tho, haven't tried it, but it should work :)

 

 

This option drain more battery CyanogenMode's Cast-screen option rocks...

Android 5.0 also has this option

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This option drain more battery CyanogenMode's Cast-screen option rocks...

Android 5.0 also has this option

Use power- :wink_anim: bank

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Downloading as I type :D

Getting OSX on my laptop is the best thing ever :D It even helps me with my medical studying ... all thanks go to @MaLd0n

 <3

Thanks for suggesting some app to manage my S7 there too :D

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