Samsung Introduces Android-Powered HomeSync, Aims at Apple TV
Samsung is very busy a Mobile World Congress this year. After unveiling the Galaxy Note 8, today the company showed off its HomeSync media box. The box is a 1 TB drive that lets users to sync the files of up to 8 different devices. The files can be playbacked over an HDTV. In other words, you will be able to view all sort of files such as videos, photos, and applications at Full HD resolution. The HomeSync media box is encrypted and features user IDs and passwords, so the content will not get mixed up in case the drive is used by multiple users (the device has support for up to eight distinct users).
The device comes with a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD, 8 GB of Flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0. 802,11n 2.4 & 5GHz, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 and optical audio outputs. There won’t be a problem with the usage as it runs Android Jelly Bean, operating system that most users are familiar with. The company stated that the experience will be the same as on most Android devices, this including applications and games.
The company did not mention Google TV, but the device has access to the Play store for applications and games. You should also know that the Samsung HomeSync media box can be remotely controlled using a smartphone.
Samsung will release the device in April on certain markets, afterwards the Samsung HomeSyng will be launched worldwide. The South Korea-based company did not say how much will have to pay for it.