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Samsung health event will unveil no new device, but still might reveal new sensors via a partnership

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Samsung health event will unveil no new device, but still might reveal new sensors via a partnership
Back on the first of May, Samsung sent out invitations for a health-related event to be held in San Francisco on May 28th. Since the invite came from the semiconductor arm of the company, it was thought that perhaps the Korean based tech titan would be introducing some new health-related sensors for its smartwatch line, or for the Samsung Galaxy S5. That possibility is still alive, although further digging suggests that Samsung will be partnering or buying a company that makes such sensors.

The truth is that the event will not unveil any new Samsung built health-related product, according to Sammy's VP Stefan Heuser. The clue that will help us understand what the event is all about, apparently comes from digging through the maze-like organization that is Samsung, to see which division is holding the event. Heuser is VP of operations for the Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center, based in Melo Park, California. This part of the company deals with components rather than devices. The Strategy and Innovations Center partners with, and invests in other companies.

That still leaves open the possibility that health-related sensors could be the center of attention. With talk that Apple is hard at work to create sensors for the rumored Apple iWatch that include obtaining non-invasive blood glucose readings, Samsung might want to beat Apple to the punch. After all, of the two firms, only one has already released a smartwatch.

The event is being held in San Francisco just one week before Apple's WWDC touches down in the same city. It would be quite a coup for Samsung to announce an acquisition, or partnership, of a company that produces medical sensors, just days before Apple comes to town. Especially if Apple plans on introducing the iWatch at WWDC, as some believe it will.

source: Recode via SlashGear

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posted on 09 May 2014, 22:24 2

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Hopefully Samsung unveils their new "bad design" sensor at this event. I hear they tested the prototype of this sensor on the S5 and it started beeping like crazy. Then they tested it on virtually every other model of phone they make and the damn sensor would simply not shut up. That's when they knew they had to fire their chief designer.

posted on 09 May 2014, 23:06 2

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How is it "beeping like crazy"? Or is it blooping like crazy? Bloop...bloop...bloop... :P

posted on 10 May 2014, 07:54 2

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1424; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


+1 for creativity

posted on 10 May 2014, 13:39 1

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 1978; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Running your mouth like most probably samsung has copied your mouth which beeps like crazy... its ok bro, if someone has copied your ugly mouth, plz dont bash them in return... cool down

posted on 09 May 2014, 23:03

2. Mthinktechnology (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 May 2014)


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posted on 09 May 2014, 23:24 6

4. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Are you two have nothing to do or it is your job that take any samsung article like a joke....! Grow up kids..! U dont have to leave comment in every news about sammy..!

posted on 09 May 2014, 23:44 1

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Apparently, there's some dude called farhad_per that's showing how insecure and butthurt he is to no one. If you want to reply to someone, please click the reply button on someone's comment. If you post a comment like this without replying to anyone, it means you're getting mad at either the author of this article or yourself.

posted on 10 May 2014, 01:36 5

7. tech2 (Posts: 2046; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No need to bash someone just because he didn't hit the reply button.

This guy '0xFFFF' is trolling every samsung article for no reason. If he hates Samsung why always be the first to comment ? THAT is insecurity. If you don't like something then ignore em.

He's no less of a troll then FriendsofSamsung.

posted on 10 May 2014, 01:50 1

8. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Thanks bro..! I am just against every one who troll any brand for ni reason...! Time to learn some respect for every ones opinion although I am the biggest sammy fan but I didnt troll any bran at all..!

posted on 10 May 2014, 00:41

6. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Because my comment wasnt only for you..! It was for guys like you noob.!

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:01 1

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


It must be the No Humor Allowed Club meeting. Present club members:

farhad_per ("Sammy is my special friend... be nice to him or I will cry")

tech2 ("I only post when I have nice things to say about Sammy... or to call other people trolls")

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:34 1

10. tech2 (Posts: 2046; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So that comment was a joke ?........haha... you should've told us so, kid.

The fact that you THINK you're funny is actually very funny. +1 for that humour ;)

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