22 February 2018
Samsung Electronics brought some upgraded and new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In the pool of such new products, Samsung also shared its vision towards the IoT (Internet of Things).
Samsung said that it’s working to make all its Samsung products IoT ready by 2020 and it will make advancements in this area with its open and intelligent platform. Samsung says that it’s well-positioned to deliver an open IoT ecosystem via SmartThings.
Samsung is working with partners such as the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) to set common industry standards that will certify the company’s products and look for their interoperability criteria, which is needed for IoT. Samsung tells that its air conditioner and Family Hub refrigerator are already certified.
Samsung has also announced plans that it will connect HARMAN Ignite to the SmarThings Cloud so that users could manage their connected home from the car and vice versa.
Samsung also shared its plans for this year and that is the select Samsung Smart TVs and new Family Hub refrigerators will have voice control via Bixby. According to Samsung, the hardware protection will be done by its trusted Knox technology.
Samsung also highlighted its efforts it has done in the past for the connected future. The company named some of its partnerships that have been made solely for the connected world.
By launching several products at the CES in its Home and Office segment, Samsung has shown that it’s continuously making new ways to create a connected environment so that its end users can have a seamless experience. For instance, its new Smart TVs create a “connected fabric between devices to provide effortless log-in for users from the moment the TV is unboxed.” Similarly, the Family Hub refrigerators offer a wide range of smart features like syncing food storage with meal preparation. Samsung Smart TVs and Family Hub refrigerators will also operate on a single connected cloud platform, the SmartThings Cloud.
Also, Samsung launched a 55-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital flip that offers seamless connectivity with group members’ smartphones and notebooks for faster content sharing. Similarly, in mobility, Samsung is partnering with wireless carriers and broadband providers to conduct the first customer trials of 5G connectivity.
The technology world has gone beyond the era that once astonished everyone. Seeing everything coming in a small handset was nothing lesser than a magic. Then several aesthetics, cosmetics changes came and go but what makes them productive every time is the evolution of software. Smartphones have been playing the vital role in this evolution and being the part of this ecosystem they are accommodating changes and welcoming every innovation. IoT is a boom and a never-end tech that will expand for many years ahead and smartphone will still play its role, at least, for many coming years to let you control the connected things.