There are plenty of Android dongles offered for less than $100 in the market that can turn your regular TV into a smart TV. But if what you need is something that’s obscenely bigger (storage-wise), faster, and more powerful — Samsung HomeSync is the Android-based media storing, sharing, and streaming device that you’ve been waiting for.
Samsung’s HomeSync comes with an attention-grabbing 1TB of storage drive, which some folks will have no problem put to good use – especially considering that the device supports up to eight separate accounts. Contents uploaded by each user can be encrypted, as well as easily shared with others.
In case you’re wondering, the HomeSync does support full HD 1080p video streaming.
The Jelly Bean media streaming device is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz processor and has an 8GB eMMC — for OS and apps — and 1GB of RAM. Other specs include HDMI 1.4 connection, WiFi b/g/n 2.4GHz and a/n 5GHz, and Bluetooth 4.0.
You can expect to see the Samsung HomeSync land in April in select markets. Unfortunately, it’s currently unknown how much Samsung is planning to charge for this ultimate media streamer. Feel free to make your guess in the comments below.
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 in select countries and continue to expand globally.
1.7GHz Dual Core
1GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1TB HDD
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & a/n 5GHz HT40 2×2 MIMO Channel Bonding
External USB I/F Connection (x2)
PC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)
Audio Amp. Connection
H.264, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8, DivX
MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA 9std/10pro/Lossless, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB, Wav, Mid, AC-3
HDCP 1.3/2.1, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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