Many smartphone makers have been trying their best to bring a smartphone and laptop compatibility as close as possible. But mind you, we are not talking about a compatibility like, if your laptop can read your phone when connected to it or anything like that. But in a larger picture, we are talking about a mediator that can actually inter-connect the two devices in such a way that the laptop gets the full access to the smartphone that is connected to it.
But companies like MHL have been trying there best to bring that sort of companionship between the smartphone and the computer or TVs. On the other hand, Acer also announced its product last year which actually brings the smartphone and laptop so close to the extent that you can actually work on the Extend but the work will be actually done using processor of the smartphone. But that was not at all enough for the users apparently, thus Acer today at the Computex 2014 show announced its latest product the Extend.
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Don't get all jumpy already if you think this is a hardware device. It is an app which can be downloaded on your computer with Windows OS in it. And it will exactly do what the company's older concept device which i mentioned in the earlier does. In other words, you can then control your phone from your Windows PC.
To connect your phone, you can either use a standard USB cable, or connect wirelessly, assuming your PC and phone are on the same network. Once your phone's homescreen appears in a phone-shaped window on your PC, you can perform works like drag and drop files on the devices.
Moreover, you can also share a videos and use Microsoft Words and PDF files from the phone on your system.
Acer has not mentioned any details on the pricing and availability of the app at the moment.