Few months back there were rumours that Samsung is launching an app similar to BlackBerry’s Hub. The Android application has finally hit Google Play store. Called Focus, the app claims to boost user productivity by better managing their emails, memos, calender tasks and more.
Focus makes it easy to manage Exchange ActiveSync, IMAP and POP3 emails. As per the listing page on Google Play, the app lets users add event or task from email, join conference call, use unified search across different sections, and sync events, contacts, tasks and more.
The app supports several servers as well such as Exchange Server 2003 SP2/SP3 and above; Office 365, Outlook.com, Hotmail, Google, Naver (IMAP/POP3) and more. The Samsung Focus app will work on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and later OS versions.
This would limit the app’s uswer base as the OS is still running on less-than 20% of all the Android devices. Weighing 11MB, the app is now available for download from Google Play.
BlackBerry last month launched its BlackBerry Hub+ app on Android. According to the company, “BlackBerry Hub+ for Android is a new suite of apps that should be familiar to any BlackBerry 10 user. It helps centralize all of the user’s communications into a single, unified interface, as well as help streamline many other productivity tasks such as Calendaring, Passwords, and many others.” The Blackberry app is available for devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the most popular Android OS.
Users would have to download the BlackBerry Hub on the handset and then tap on it to access ‘Apps by BlackBerry’. The app already comes preinstalled in the company’s Priv and DTEK50 Android smartphones.