Samsung HomeSync Media Hub Announced
At MWC 2013 in Barcelona, Samsung have just taken the wraps off of their latest media product, the HomeSync.
The Samsung HomeSync home hub connects to your TV / Smart TV and has a “personal cloud” storage of 1TB. The HomeSync acts as both an Android powered media hub / storage unit for your whole family, and as a device for “Mirroring” your Samsung Galaxy Smart phone’s display wirelessly onto the TV.
Samsung’s very popular Galaxy S phone range can connect with the HomeSync and act in a similar way to how users have been able to “Mirror” their iPhones with their Apple TV.
Users can do more than just mirror their devices, with the 1TB of storage space the HomeSync acts as a storage hub for the whole family. It can sync to multiple devices, with up to eight individual user accounts, with private or public storage space. The private storage areas are protected by user ID and password with encryption.
Running Google Android Jelly Bean, with access to the Play Store and Samsung apps, you have access to games, movies, TV shows and streaming content. Along with being able to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly. You can use the HomeSync to store and stream, and share you content, all at Full 1080p HD, along with display mirroring.
The Samsung HomeSync hub will work with any HDTV, Smart or not, and if you don’t own a Smart TV, it would be a good way to upgrade your HDTV.
Powered by a 1.7GHz dual core processor, and runs the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with 1GB or RAM. It features built in Gigabit Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi on 2.4 and 5GHz bands. There are also two USB 3.0 ports which can be used for additional storage or an external mouse and keyboard. Along with the HDMI 1.4 output there is also an audio amp connection.
Samsung say the the HomeSync will be available in the U.S from April 2013, and more countries shortly after. Pricing has yet to be announced.
For more information on the Samsung HomeSymc, checkout the presentation video form Samsung below.
Via Samsung Tomorrow