Since the start of Android, handset makers or even companies similar to Amazon have tried to compete with El Goog themselves in the case of media sales. HTC rents movies and other sorts of media to users in their newer devices, and Samsung has Media Hub, that is relatively the identical thing. Amazon has launched their very own cloud music store and app store to compete with the Play Store besides, and have been pretty successful at gaining traction for both services.
Samsung, however, is reportedly planning on releasing their very own cloud storage service during their GSIII Unpacked event on May 3. This cloud service is rumored to store any sort of media for its users, and can likely charge for prime amounts of storage but still give users around 5 GB of storage to begin with. It’s still not yet clear to whether they’ll charge for the service right off the bat or give users a small amount and charge them to exploit more room. The service will even provide users with several types of media to buy, including music and films, and should deliver purchased media to Samsung devices comparable to laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. With the announcement in their new Smart TV’s at CES, it’s also expected that the service will deliver and integrate with those to boot.
Samsung has also reportedly partnered with Microsoft to bring the service to countries outside the usa, making it a possibility that if the service launches it is going to be available globally from the beginning. When taken under consideration that Samsung is selling millions of phones outside america, this will be an incredibly smart move for the corporate. Samsung’s Unpacked event is being held in London on May 3, and “S-Cloud” could possibly be launched alongside the long-awaited “Galaxy S III”. Stay tuned for more updates at the event.