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Google and MIT Enable Task Transfer Among Devices 86

An anonymous reader writes "A new software app by Google, developed in cooperation with MIT, enables one-step task transfers between Android Smartphones and PCs. If you are like me, you transfer tasks from smartphone to the desktop the hard way at least once a day, so let's get together and crowd-poll Google to commercialize this app so it's as easy as taking a picture with our smartphone!"
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Google and MIT Enable Task Transfer Among Devices

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  • Chrome OS + Android? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Freak ( 16973 ) <prius...driver@@@mac...com> on Friday June 24, 2011 @11:34PM (#36564316) Journal

    Yah, I know, Chrome OS isn't a "desktop" OS, but I could see integrating this with "bookmark sync". Put one device to sleep, and when you wake any 'paired' device, it opens to the same thing. Google Docs, Maps, random website, etc. Chrome OS is a good candidate for this since it's nearly all web-based already.

    I could also see Apple doing this with iCloud. Edit a Pages document on your iPad and put it to sleep, and when you get home and wake up your iMac, it has that document already open. Reverse, too. Have a web page open in Safari on your MacBook, put it to sleep, unlock your iPhone, and that same web page is right there.

    Heck, Microsoft could do this between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, while they're at it... Pretty much anywhere the mobile and "desktop" are the same ecosystem.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 24, 2011 @11:59PM (#36564466)

    I thought this type of transfer is baked into next week's HP Touchpad and webOS phones. Less of an innovation than catch-up for android.

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