Earlier this year, among the plethora of pre-release Galaxy S3-related rumors we’ve seen was one that mentioned the next Samsung smartphone will come pre loaded with the company’s own cloud solution. Dubbed S Cloud, the Samsung cloud was seen as a direct response to Apple’s iCloud that became available to iOS, OS X and Windows users once iOS 5 was released back in October 2011.
Samsung never unveiled the S Cloud in May, or later, and we had to put a pin in the rumor. But it looks like Samsung’s cloud-computing solution has been spotted on the Galaxy Note 2 (see video below) right at IFA 2012, as a S Cloud app can already be found on the phablet that was announced only last week.
As you can see, an S Cloud menu, with an icon depicting a cloud, is accessible to users. Once you access it, you’ll be able to sync videos and photos taken on the device with various other supported gadgets, but there’s also Dropbox functionality for those interested in sharing files between different clouds. We would assume S Cloud will work with various Android devices (running Jelly Bean or later) but also with Samsung's Smart TV line, and at least Windows-based computers.
We’re yet to see what devices will be able to access S Cloud, and we’re still waiting for Samsung to tell us more about the product. BestBoyZ say that the service will be available in October. Anyone excited about a cloud solution from the South Korean Android device maker?
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