VMware Collaborates with Samsung to Improve Mobile Experience

VMware is trying to tap into the Smartphone market with leader Samsung. The company plans to create a true Windows desktop and applications computing experience on Samsung Galaxy S8. VMware dropped the news shortly after Samsung launched its new Samsung Galaxy S8. The collaboration between VMware and Samsung is a move towards helping companies’ achieve mobile maturity.

In the mobile world, users continue to feel the burden of disparate legacy mobile and desktop applications. To counter this, Samsung is providing an Android-based, desktop-like experience that enables end-users to seamlessly access apps, edit documents, browse the web, watch videos, reply to messages and more. Together with VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon, the new Samsung Galaxy 8 smartphone with Samsung DeX can deliver a common digital workspace experience when end-users access their Windows desktops and applications in the office, or Windows, mobile and cloud applications on-the-go.

“VMware and Samsung share a common vision of helping Galaxy S8 end users experience the full capabilities of the device while delivering an elegant end-user experience,” Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager of end-user computing at VMware, said in a statement.

“Our expanded partnership will further enable business end users to remain productive by delivering a unified digital workspace experience that offers continuity, whether they are using the mobile device from a desk connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, or in the palm of their hands using touch and gesture interactions.”

“The successful collaboration between Samsung and VMware over the years with VMware AirWatch has helped many customers across the globe embrace BYO and enterprise mobility,” Kevin Gilroy, executive vice president and general manager of Samsung’s commercial division, said in a statement. “This extension of our partnership into the delivery of virtual desktop and applications through digital workspaces with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung DeX will further customer choice in best-of-breed technology.”

A survey conducted by FeedHenry recently brought to attention the increasing the need for companies to come up with better mobile strategies. The report said, only 7% of companies are doing progress with their mobile strategies, while 51% of them are yet to decide one. With half the workforce expected to prefer mobile, companies may find themselves in a tricky position if they don’t learn how to solve mobile workforce challenges.