Samsung SideSync

Samsung SideSync Updated To Include Marshmallow Support

December 21, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

Whenever Google releases a new version of the Android operating system, the company usually releases some tools for developers so they can add support for the latest version to their apps. Android Marshmallow is currently running on very few devices, but the list is growing a little bit every day and OEMs are working on bringing the update as soon as they can to their own devices. While most manufacturers shared their plans for this update, Samsung was rather shy on the subject, so we could only settle for a few leaks and insider information to gain insight of what to expect from the company.

Still, Samsung is probably working on this version of the operating system, as they have added support for Android 6.0 to their SideSync app, so some devices might get updated in the near future. The company has also added a few extra features to the app that will be enabled after a device get updated to Marshmallow, those include improved File Transfer and a Video Player added option. The changelog also includes improved usability, the adding of an On/Off option of URL Wep address share, an Option File Save Path for Phone and Tablet was also added and finally, there’s a new URL Link of Notification Popup. Users can get this app from Google Play or Samsung’s Galaxy Apps, but it was reported that the app doesn’t seem to be updated in the latter app store.

SideSync lets users share screens, windows and data between their Samsung phone or tablet and a PC. The screen of the Galaxy device will be shown on the PC screen and users can interact with it to control certain elements on the larger display. The Android device can also be used as a PC monitor with the Keyboard and Mouse mode. The Dashboard screen will show real-time notifications on the PC, users can easily share URLs between both devices with this app and music or video can be transferred seamlessly between them as well. This app is supported on any Galaxy device running Android KitKat or a more recent version, although there are some restrictions for tablets and some features are not available on all devices.