Samsung announces HomeSync cloud storage solution

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On the heels of the Galaxy Note 8.0 announcement, Samsung announced a new cloud storage solution called HomeSync. It provides a connected media experience for the entire family.  It includes a 1TB drive that will sync multiple devices and allows for eight separate accounts to cover the whole family. Family members can upload and download content from multiple devices and share with other family members. Each family member’s area is kept private via their specific ID and password along with file encryption.

It also allows you to stream content from Galaxy devices to the TV wirelessly. The included Jelly Bean media player brings the familiar Android experience to the TV, and gives users access to the Play Store and all their apps.

It will be available in April 2013 in select countries. No pricing was announced.

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Full press release after the break:

Samsung HomeSync creates connected media experience for the whole family

Provides home cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content across multiple devices

Barcelona, February 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.

Shared Storage for a Family

HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.

Entertainment on a Big Screen

The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.

Giving any HDTV new Smarts

Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps.  HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.

HomeSync will be available from April 2013 in select countries and continue to expand globally.

HomeSync specifications

Component Description
CPU 1.7GHz Dual Core
Memory 1GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1TB HDD
Connectivity LAN Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & a/n 5GHz HT40 2×2 MIMO Channel Bonding
Bluetooth V4.0
Interface USB 3.0 External USB I/F Connection (x2)
Micro USB PC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)
HDMI out Support (HDMI1.4)
Optical Audio Audio Amp. Connection
Codec Video H.264, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8, DivX
Audio MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA 9std/10pro/Lossless, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB, Wav, Mid, AC-3
DRM HDCP 1.3/2.1, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

*Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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  • Toss3

    Sounds pretty nice! Wondering what the price is going to be and if the hdd is going to be swappable.

  • marden

    can you access the storage outside your home as well? it says cloud, but I dont see anywhere that they talk about anything but inside the walls of your home.

    • Ge

      Yes you can acces the cloud outside ur home

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002321013218 Jc CyberPine

    I really like the idea of this – can save big on Cloud storage and do faster backups of your content .. but I was thinking of buying the pricey new F8000 smart TV series from samsung just so I could have an integrated TV and Web App interface with smart Search. But I could really go for saving $2500 on the TV and keeping my internet features outside of the TV. My questions: Will this have the familiar Smart Hub interface with Smart search – presume it can’t search provider TV. Will this have an HDMI to the the TV? Will we have the same issues playing Youtube that we have with smart Hub? Another remote control, but any chance the interface with a samsung remote can be a little more integrated?

    And will there be Smart TV apps available to access this Cloud content? This is my biggest beef – Where are the Smart TV apps to access SkyDrive, Google Drive and DropBox?