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Samsung HomeSync Packs Android and a Desire to Share Media

by Sean P. Aune | February 25, 2013February 25, 2013 9:00 am PDT

Samsung HomeSync

Samsung has announced a new device called HomeSync which will allow up to eight user accounts to share media to your TV.

The new Samsung HomeSync is a new media hub with a lot of power under the hood. Running Android Jelly Bean, this new device has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of Flash memory, a 1TB HDD, runs up to 802.11n on 2.4 and 5GHz bands, Ethernet port, HDMI 1.4 output and has BLuetooth 4.0. It can support up to eight password protected accounts for family members to place their content on it and get it on to the television.

Don’t have your own content? No worries, it also supports the Google Play store.

No word yet on pricing, but its due for release in April.

Samsung HomeSync creates connected media experience for the whole family

Provides home cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content across multiple devices
Barcelona, February 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.
Shared Storage for a Family
HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.
Entertainment on a Big Screen
The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.
Giving any HDTV new Smarts
Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps.  HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.
HomeSync will be available from April 2013 starting in the US and continue to expand globally.
HomeSync specifications

Component

Description

CPU

1.7GHz Dual Core 

Memory

1GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1TB HDD

Connectivity

LAN

Gigabit Ethernet

WiFi

802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & a/n 5GHz HT40 2×2 MIMO Channel Bonding

Bluetooth

V4.0

Interface

USB 3.0

External USB I/F Connection (x2)

Micro USB

PC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)

HDMI out

Support (HDMI1.4)

Optical Audio

 Audio Amp. Connection

Codec

 Video

H.264, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8, DivX

 Audio

MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA 9std/10pro/Lossless, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB, Wav, Mid, AC-3

DRM

HDCP 1.3/2.1, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone
 
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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