Intel does not stitch without thread. At the end of last year, it bought Screenovate, an Israeli start-up that had developed connection and information-sharing software, for nearly $150 million. between different platforms with a very intuitive strategy: transferring the screen of a mobile phone to that of a PC monitor, the screen of a car or a television (this procedure is known in English as screen mirroring).
Since then, barely nine months have passed, but Intel has not wasted any time. And it is that just introduced Unison, which is nothing more than the integration into the revision of the Intel Evo laptop platform that works side by side with a 12th or 13th generation Core processor of a refined version of the technology initially developed by Screenovate. Doesn’t look bad at all.
This is the Intel promise: Using Unison is easy, intuitive, and fast.
On paper, what Unison technology proposes is that we connect our smartphone to our laptop in order to exchange information between both devices in an intuitive way. Can work with both mobile phones Android as with iOSand we can use it, for example, to quickly transfer the photos that we have on our mobile to our computer, or to send messages from a messaging app using the keyboard of our PC, among other options.
However, this is not all. One of the features that a priori seem most interesting to us about this technology is that it puts in our hands the possibility of solve the interaction between our laptop and our smartphone with great agility, to, for example, quickly edit from our PC the photos and videos that we have taken with our mobile phone.
We have not yet had the opportunity to test Intel Unison with due calm, but there is no doubt that the main merit of a solution of this type is the skill with which it solves real time communication of three operating systems as different as they are, in this case, Windows, iOS and Android.
In addition, this technology offers us other features that can also have a positive impact on our experience. The most obvious is that it allows us unify the interaction of our smartphone and our laptop on the screen of the latter device, so that every time the mobile claims our attention we will not be forced to alter our concentration to put the laptop aside and interact with the smartphone.
We can also use Unison to make and receive voice calls directly from our laptop, receive and manage smartphone notifications from the PC, and, as we have seen a few paragraphs above, transfer files of any kind between both devices. All this sounds very good, so now we have to test it to see if this innovation really fulfills what Intel promises us.