Today, Huawei announced the Super Device concept for Smart Office on Mobile World Congress 2022, a new solution that greatly enhances cross-device connectivity and collaboration amongst supported Huawei devices. The software-driven feature arrives in line with Huawei’s push towards a Seamless AI Life, which the company envisions across five major scenarios – Health and Fitness, Easy Travel, Smart Office, Entertainment, Smart Home.
As one of the key scenarios of Huawei’s Seamless AI Life, Huawei brings the vision of Boundless Creation and Seamless Communication to the Smart Office, aiming to enable a digitally efficient work life experience by synergizing the two core Huawei capabilities: Cross-Device Collaboration and Ecosystem Integration. Cross-device collaboration enables users to connect multiple devices together into a singular experience, while ecosystem integration closes the gap between Windows and mobile platforms, stimulating creativity and improving communication efficiency.
In the Philippine market, HUAWEI will also bring several new devices with Super Device to consumers in April, including HUAWEI MateBook Series, the new HUAWEI Matepad and a Printer.
HUAWEI Smart Office: Super Device, Super Creativity
As consumers own more and more smart devices, users often find themselves juggling two different and fragmented ecosystems: laptops for work, and smartphones for entertainment. With no single device fully supporting all of a user’s daily needs, the ability for devices to leverage each other’s strengths and create a single unified experience has become more important than ever. This is especially important with the rising demand for maintaining productivity while consumers are on the move.
Cross-Device Collaboration makes connection between devices more seamless and fuss-free. It has been at the frontier of innovating technology that connects devices, introducing the OneHop feature in 2018, which transfers smartphone files to PC with just one tap. In 2020, it introduced Multi-Screen Collaboration, enabling Multi-Screen Collaboration between two devices such as PC-tablet, PC-smartphone, and tablet-smartphone. This brought new functions such as the transfer of files between two devices via drag and drop, as well as the ability to directly open mobile files on the laptop. Today, Huawei is set to eliminate inter-device barriers by bringing the Super Device, first launched in 2021, to the Smart Office, allowing all compatible devices to work as one.
Ecosystem Integration is another core capability of Smart Office. With mobile apps excelling in content consumption needs, the Huawei Mobile App Engine brings access of AppGallery’s wealth of popular productivity and entertainment apps to Huawei laptops.
Super Device: Come Together as One
Now, the Super Device is available on Huawei PCs via the Super Device’s easy drag-to-connect interface in the PC’s Control Centre, enabling speedy access to your phone images and files, as well as quick and convenient smart screen connectivity for presentations. This allows a focused and efficient workflow for the user who is now able to process tasks with ease across devices.
With the Pop-Up Pairing feature, the Huawei PC can also swiftly and conveniently connect to Huawei’s wireless earbuds, speakers, Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, as well as printer, holistically improving the smart office experience.
Collaborating with Huawei smartphone: Super Multi-tasking
Once connected, the smartphone will be available as an external drive in the PC. This allows users to access smartphone files like they would with any other external storage device, using the PC file system UI they are familiar with.
As a Super Device, the smartphone’s interface will also be displayed on the PC’s screen, and with Multi-Screen Collaboration, up to three mobile apps can be opened directly on the PC for multi-tasking. Users can also easily access material saved on their phone via their PC through drag and drop. Edit smartphone files with the HUAWEI MateBook, where all changes are automatically saved to the phone, and ready to be shared.
Collaborating with Huawei MatePad: Super Co-creation
Like the smartphone, upon connection, the tablet becomes recognised as an external drive in the PC, allowing free transfer and management of files between devices via drag-and-drop, or copy-and-paste.
The PC + Tablet Super Device supports three connection modes, each catering to distinct use cases.
In Mirror Mode, the PC’s screen is replicated onto the tablet’s display. Any content written or drawn with the M-Pencil on the HUAWEI MatePad is reflected in real-time on the PC – a powerful feature that helps users make the most out of professional design software. In Extend Mode, the PC’s display is extended to the tablet, with each display showing different content. This mode transforms the tablet into an external monitor for the PC, improving productivity with more screen estate. In Collaborate Mode, the tablet’s files can be directly managed from the PC.
Collaborating with Huawei MateView: Super Productivity
Users have the flexibility of connecting a Huawei PC to a HUAWEI MateView monitor, to enjoy a larger display. The HUAWEI MateView supporting 4K+ resolution and P3 cinema-level colour gamut, allowing users to view their creative work with industry-grade detail and accuracy.
Collaborating with HUAWEI Vision: Super Presentation
The Super Device allows users to enjoy Mirror Mode and Extend Mode projections. As with the monitor, this Super Device pairing allows users to go beyond their laptop’s screen size when they require the larger screen estate, whether for higher productivity, or an enjoyable time watching their favourite entertainment on a luxurious screen. With Extend Mode, users can take meeting notes on the HUAWEI MateBook, while hosting a conference call via the extended screen on the HUAWEI Vision.
It’s only just begun
Based on the distributed operating system capabilities of EMUI 12 and HarmonyOS, Huawei’s products that have been launched in the Philippine market, such as HUAWEI P50 Pro, HUAWEI MateBook 14s, HUAWEI MatePad Pro and MatePad 11, HUAWEI Vision, and HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 already have the basic Super Device capabilities.
Support for Super Device functionality will extend to previous models of Huawei PCs, as long as users upgrade the Huawei PC Manager to its latest version .The MateBook series that have been launched in the Philippine market will receive the Super Device function through a system upgrade in March this year.
With these continuous system upgrades in the future, these can continually improve user experiences, whether at work or play.
Super Device brings users to the next level of technological experience, productivity, and enjoyment as part of Huawei’s push to realize the Seamless AI Life. In the near future, Huawei plans to continue adding support for more devices.