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Samsung making a social network of its own to span across all of its devices and more

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Samsung making a social network of its own to span across all of its devices and more
Unfazed by Apple's unsuccessful attempt to launch its own social network with Ping, Samsung is working on its own solution, which might be available in the first quarter of 2013.

The service will leverage the in-house Family Story app, which allows users to share thoughts, pics and videos, chat and set schedule reminders. Samsung got the idea from the success of its homebrew ChatON instant messaging app, which is now available on most major platforms. A Samsung official commented about the upcoming social network:
By the end of the year, we will have a polished and finished version of Family Story that will be offered first to Samsung device users for free. The new service will become available in the first quarter of next year at the earliest. The eventual goal is to expand our social media service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms. That includes cameras, televisions and blue-ray players.

We are confident that the service will be popular globally. That means we need to guard against the possibilities of a data bottleneck. That’s why we want a server-based computing structure and disperse with a network of servers across different countries.
The ultimate goal is to be able to first spread it to Samsung devices, like smartphones, tablets, computers, cameras and TVs, and then make it platform-agnostic. Another intention is for the service to be bound with Amazon's cloud computing platform. A piece of funny trivia is that internally the project is called Samsung Facebook, but the final name hasn't been decided yet. 

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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 05:57 2

1. destr0y3r (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


lol samsung? no thanks.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:21 2

4. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Lol apple no thanks it's starting to be rotten!! It's Samsung time to rule.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:07 1

8. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Why do you automatically assume he/she is an Apple fan?

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:01 3

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Instead of this s**t, Google should put more Google + integration throughout their devices.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:34 1

5. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Small problem there, is all Android phones, are not "Google" devices. They just happen to use the open source Android OS.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 06:19 1

3. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Samsung really doing it's best to compete, that's should be done now instead of killing the competition. Every company can do what iis good for their business not putting it in a uncompetitive unethical way that will halt innovation, advancement and consumers satisfaction.

Haters of samsung will flood this article... as usual nonsense comments.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 07:09

6. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why not just intergrate other social networks insteAd?Saves you $ for RaD.

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 11:32

7. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


haha is this the start to a samsung cult???

say it aint soooooooo!

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:08

9. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I'll end up using it more than Facebook. It still wouldn't take me away from Google+.

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