Samsung to Offer ‘S-Cloud’ Storage Solution Along with Galaxy S III
So far we’ve heard the technical specifications of the Galaxy S III today, and now we’re hearing some juicy information at the software side of items. Samsung will reportedly launch its own cloud storage system to go with the brand new flagship smartphone, with a view to be called ‘S-Cloud’.
Reports indicate that the Korean tech giant was developing how to allow its smartphone users to store media and documents within the cloud, retrieving them at a moment’s notice using a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. S-Cloud will work similarly to the iCloud solution that Apple offers for users of its iOS and Mac devices.
Korean news website Maeil Business reports that the service will play host to users’ movies, pictures and other content, that may then be accessed from every other Galaxy device. This may be especially useful for individuals who use a Galaxy smartphone and a Galaxy tablet.
Where Samsung’s offering differs from Apple is in restrictions: with Samsung’s there are none. Whereas Apple gives every user 5GB first of all after which charges an annual fee for 10, 20 and 50GB upgrades, Samsung won’t limit the capacity for every user. We imagine there’ll be some variety of ‘fair usage’ cap on each account on the way to prevent the occasional individual taking the proverbial biscuit.
Users can store movies and television shows with S-Cloud after which stream them to their device in HD quality, or there’ll be an technique to watch video content on demand. While the small print in this service are currently scant, we’re told it’ll be a free offering for Samsung Galaxy device owners.
The launch date of this kind of service is yet unknown, although we imagine that Samsung will launch it along with its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, on May 3rd. Apple has always preached concerning the importance of marrying quality hardware with great software, and it sounds as if if S-Cloud seems to be the way in which it’s described here, Samsung may need latched directly to that ethos.
Source: Maeil Business