Dell Mobile Connect brings your calls, texts and notifications to your PC

Dell Mobile Connect brings your calls, texts and notifications to your PC

While iPhone users can't run full apps on the PC, they can read and respond to texts as well as make and receive calls. On the software side, busy techies are sure to look forward to Dell Mobile Connect, an application that allows PCs to mirror the screens of Android or iOS devices via a wireless connection.

Dell Mobile Connect is factory installed at no additional cost in the company's XPS, Alienware, Inspiron, and Vostro lineups, and it's paired to your phone via a free app that is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

For users to make this technology work on Mobile they would need to be using an Android Smartphone with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and iOS users would need to be on iOS 10 or later to use the functionality with their PCs. Users must note that the software doesn't allow running an Android app on the PC, it lets them view and control an app, running on the Android phone, on the PC display.

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Dell Mobile Connect also serves as a gateway of sorts to pass notifications from your phone to your PC.

The only downside, however, is that Mobile Connect will not be available on Dell computers that were released before January 2018.

It is similar to Apple's feature that connects Macbook and iPhones seamlessly.

Although these are inherently different deployments, and the Windows-based Qualcomm devices and Intel's investment in eSIM and LTE technologies are centered around connectivity and security and battery life, Dell's Mobile Connect seems to solve numerous same problems-but without the emphasis on power saving and security, or the need to buy a new, expensive device. The only things that you can't do, but are offered by Dell Mobile Connect, are support for receiving calls and mirroring apps. Dell points out that the intention is for PC to smartphone integration and casual mobile gaming, not media streaming and action gaming.

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