Samsung Dex pad:
If you are not aware of Samsung Dex pad, Dex pad is actually a dock that can be connected to a Pc Monitor or TV using HDMI cable. Once you places your phone in the Dex pad, it converts Android into a sinpler desktop UI. You can add keyboard and mouse as well.
All the files, images, vidoes and apps from your phone are present in the desktop environment. You can open few apps or you can even play some games like PUGB in the big screen. Here is the 1 min demo video of samsung dex pad.
Well, We can make a similar setup all of our smartphones without Samsung Dex pad.
Android has a similar feature for a while with a popular app named AirDroid. One of the biggest advantages of the app is AirDroid works wirelessly. You don’t need a bunch of cables or a fancy costly dock.
AirDroid puts your Android phone or tablet into a traditional desktop UI. All of your photos, files, and apps from your phone will be available. You can even mirror your phone’s display and use your phone from the desktop in a bigger screen.
How to use:
The beauty of the app is you do not require to install any software in your PC and it is platform independent.
- All you have to do is have to make sure that your PC and phone connected to the same network.
- After connected to the same network, Open any browser (Preferrably Chrome) and type the below address and oress enter.
- You’ll get a pop up in your phone , Click Ok to allow connection. That is it. You can Manage your Phone very easily from your PC.
This is how the UI will look like in your windows PC
This video turorial explains how to use Air Droid.
Delight Your Multi-Screen Life
AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly, for free.
Calls, SMS, and the app notifications you allowed, mirrored to the large computer screen you are focused on.
Type with full physical keyboard and control with a mouse. Transfer things faster without looking for a cable. Better equipments, better life.
Control your Android from computer and use any apps on computer, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. (root NOT required.)
Other major features:
1. Notification Mirror
Mirror phone notifications from any allowed apps to your computer. Reply to mobile messages (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Kik) from desktop clients.（Desktop client only)
2. Backup & Sync
Backup photos and videos from phone to computer.（Desktop client only)
Share clipboard between phone and computer.
3. SMS & Contacts management
Send and receive SMS, and manage phone contacts from the desktop.
Use your desktop keyboard to type on your phone.（Desktop client only)
5. Record screenshot
Record phone screenshot with one click, no root required. (Android 5.0+)
6. Speed boost
Clean memory and boost phone speed.
7. Other phone management features (Web client only)
Find phone: locate your phone when it’s lost.
Remote camera: See through the lens of both front and back cameras.
Apps & Media: manage photos, ringtones and videos, upload, install and export apks.