Intel’s Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” launch today included new features on Unison, a cross-platform sharing and collaboration software for connecting phones and PCs. In 2022, Intel turned its Screenovate acquisition into Unison, made it a premium feature for Evo PCs, and aimed to make it a universal app. Microsoft’s Phone Link offers rich content sharing between PCs, phones, and tablets, while Unison emphasizes connecting with iPhones.
Unison’s new features, unveiled by David Feng, Intel’s Client Computing Group VP, include a PC-to-iPad video transfer, using a mouse/keyboard to control the tablet, and universal control for seamless interaction between devices. Unison’s Swift Connect feature also supports connecting and sharing files with devices lacking the Unison app via an HTML glyph, ensuring secure file transfers with an eight-character authentication code.
Although Samsung Multi Control and Second Screen provide similar features for Samsung devices, Unison’s update is exclusive to Core Ultra / Meteor Lake laptops at first, with plans for release to previous Evo platforms later. The scheduled release for these new Unison features is from mid-February to April.