Analytics apps would give Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge more enterprise heft

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has a tapered edge screen that could be nirvana for notifications. Enterprise developers, however, need to develop notifications that mean business.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will garner attention due to its look, tapered screen and overall feel. What this tapered, rounded screen is supposed to do exactly remains to be seen, but analytics would make the S6 Edge a lot more useful for the enterprise.

Your turn developers. Developers, which an assist from Samsung, are going to need a hand from analytics to give the Edge notification system any kind of enterprise momentum.

There has to be more about the Edge notifications than this.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is interesting from a design perspective. The Edge has a unique look and like its larger Note 4 cousin could come in handy. As for the functionality, the Edge features notifications at a glance---Tweets, text messages, phone calls and RSS feeds---but could merely be a bedside alarm clock.

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In other words, the Edge screen is useful, but not exactly mission critical. By itself the Edge won't woo prosumers bringing the device to work.

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Here's the catch. Samsung needs developers to support Edge apps. And those developers have to deliver notifications that go beyond the typical. In other words, companies like Salesforce, SAP and Oracle would have to provide business critical information with Edge.

The settings for the Edge screen could use better data to push to customers. News is nice. Real-time revenue would be nicer.

What would enterprise tech support of Edge take? First, the Edge screen approach would have to be on more phones. Perhaps, the Edge apps would need broad Android support. It's possible that data pushed to wearables---something just starting as an experiment---could be adapted to the Edge screen.


Add it up and the Edge screen is an interesting design twist that may or not command a premium in the market. But the potential is there for developers to create Edge apps that would deliver important data. Samsung would have to make its high-end product line all about the Edge screen to grab more developers.