The South Korean tech giant, Samsung has finally decided to shut down its SideSync app. The app will be called off from 15th October this year. Recently, Samsung has also discontinued its shopping app, Samsung Mall in India.
So far, SideSync smartphone application allowed users to share their smartphone’s screen and data with a desktop, or a laptop or a tablet. As of now, SideSync application has been downloaded more than 50 million times from the Android Play Store.
Samsung’s Samsung Flow smartphone app more or less replaces all the functions of SideSync so the South Korean tech giant has taken this decision. Samsung Flow allows users to connect not only their smartphone but also their smartwatch with a so-called desktop or tablet or laptop. Till date, Samsung Flow has been downloaded more than 5 million times from Play Store. The company expects after discontinuation of SideSync app, more users will shift to Samsung Flow.
In order to give more room to Samsung Flow, SideSync app was removed from last year’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices. Moreover, just after the release of these two devices, Samsung Flow got a bug fix and better functionality update. The update included a screen sharing feature.
As of now, Samsung is sending all its users notifications that Now all the users are receiving notifications that SideSync app will be discontinued from 15th October. The official statement given in this regard by the tech giant is as follows:
Dear SideSync customers,
SideSync is no longer available as of [09:00 AM, 15, October 2019, GMT+9], according to a change in internal operation policy.
Though SideSync service is no longer running, you can continue to use the mirroring through Samsung Flow.
Thank you for using SideSync.
We will endeavor to continue providing you with high-quality services.