MWC 2024: Motorola phones set to mirror iPhone features?

Motorola and Lenovo have unveiled a groundbreaking innovation called Smart Connect at MWC 2024
The image shows two Motorola phones on a desk. — Pexels
The image shows two Motorola phones on a desk. — Pexels

Motorola and Lenovo have unveiled a groundbreaking innovation called Smart Connect at MWC 2024, promising users a seamless multi-device experience across their PCs, phones, and tablets. This integration echoes the convenience found in Apple's ecosystem but is tailored specifically for Motorola and Lenovo devices.

Smart Connect marks a significant stride for both companies, underscoring their dedication to providing smarter software solutions for users across diverse demographics, from students and gamers to professionals and creatives. For Android enthusiasts eyeing Apple's integrated setup enviously, Smart Connect offers a tantalising glimpse into the cross-device harmony long enjoyed by iPhone, iPad, and Mac users.

Read more: MWC 2024 — Motorola to equip smartphones coming this year with Gorilla Glass

This new ecosystem aims to eradicate the disruptions often encountered when transitioning between compatible devices, ensuring uninterrupted workflows with minimal effort. Notably, Smart Connect empowers users to switch tasks seamlessly, eliminating the need to invest in new devices of a particular operating system to achieve such fluidity.

Among its myriad features, Smart Connect enables users to magnify content from their phones onto larger screens, ideal for immersive experiences like gaming, movie-watching, and app usage. It boasts functionalities like Cross Control, allowing unified navigation using a single keyboard and mouse across PC, tablet, and phone, and Swipe to Stream, facilitating effortless transition of app activities across devices with a simple swipe gesture.

Additionally, Smart Connect streamlines file and media sharing with Share Hub ensures synchronised notifications across devices and offers a universal smart clipboard for seamless text and image transfer. Other perks include Instant Hotspot, transforming a phone into a secure hotspot for tablets or PCs, and webcam integration, harnessing a smartphone's camera system for high-quality video calls akin to Apple's Continuity Camera feature.

To access Smart Connect, users will need a Lenovo PC running Windows 10 or later (available via the Microsoft Store), along with select Lenovo tablets and Motorola devices accessible through the Google Play Store. While specific device compatibility details are forthcoming, Motorola assures that more information will be provided before Smart Connect's official launch.

While the real-world performance of Smart Connect remains to be seen, Motorola's ambitious claims suggest a promising future for seamless cross-device integration, potentially revolutionising the user experience for those within the Motorola and Lenovo ecosystems.