Samsung is working on its own social network that it hopes will rival Facebook. The unnamed project will add social integration across Samsung’s portfolio of gadgets, including smartphones, smart TVs and even cameras. Yeah, cameras.
Hearing that a company is working on a ‘Facebook rival’ is not something that usually inspires confidence. Many have tried, even Google has had a crack with Google+, which is not quite up there with Facebook when it comes to user numbers, to put it mildly. Samsung is riding high at the moment however and given how it has put a dent in Apple’s smartphone crown with its Galaxy series of Android, who knows? It might just be able to pull something off.
Korea Times is reporting that Samsung is planning a move into social, with a new project that doesn’t have an official title yet but which is know internally as “Samsung Facebook”, which is pretty on the nose. Rather than a stand alone social site, Samsung is said to be building a social network into its products.
The service will apparently focus on messaging, photo and media sharing and will be accessible from a variety of Samsung devices. This will include the obvious ones like Samsung Android phones but also less obvious gadgets like smart TVs and Samsung’s range of digital cameras. This may then expand to include devices from other manufacturers.
“The eventual goal is to expand our social media service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms. That includes cameras, televisions and Blu-ray players,” a spokesman told Korea times.
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[source: Korea Times]