S-Cloud, Samsung's answer to iCloud delayed

S-Cloud, Samsung's answer to iCloud delayed
Apple has accused Samsung many times of copying its products and the two are still figthing in an epic saga across continents over patents, but one thing where copying might be more of a good thing than a bad decision is the cloud. Samsung’s S-Cloud is expected to be the answer to Apple’s iCloud, allowing Samsung to make better use of cloud computing on its devices.

But now the S-Cloud has been delayed as SDS, the company that had to build it, is said to have had difficulties deploying the cloud. Actually, its whole work was dubbed “unsuitable.”

And now Samsung has been forced to pick a different partner. KT, a company known for providing cloud services in Korean, and Amazon are hinted to be the new partners of Samsung in that effort. Of course, deploying the cloud across Samsung’s vast range of devices is no easy task, but the company may launch the S-Cloud by August if everything goes as planned.

source: ETNews via SammyHub

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26 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

why not just use Google services instead? :s sometimes I don't get companies

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I was kind of scratching my head at this news myself. What could "S-Cloud" bring that google services dont already offer? We already have music, contacts, settings, apps, pictures, documents, email and whatever else syncing through Gmail. Whats left? The only thing i can think of is that they are going to do some kind of add support and data mining from what you sync to pay for it and use it for their BADA system as well... otherwise, it just seems like a waste of time.

17. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I feel like ever sense Apple entered into the mobility realm, more companies have tried to copy their success. What companies need to realize is that Apple business model is more of an anomoly than it is a rule. We've seen a few companies try to take the Apple route and fail miserably instead of just doing what's smart. Before Apple blew up, I saw companies work together to offer products and services. Hypothetically, Samsung would have used a Google cloud service if Google did it better and for less money than Samsung could do for itself. But this thought of, "We have to do everything in-house" has been infecting the industry for a while now. What's even worse is that companies are rushing these services to market before they are done to offer quick competition to Apple. Honestly, if Apple wants to be an island, let them. But I don't want all of these companies to be islands. If Google offers great cloud services for a cheaper price than it takes you to make one in-house, then use Google. IBM got out of hardware and they are working just fine. I think RIM should get out of hardware and offer services. Team up and defeat Apple...so I can have a sweet iPhone because of the increase in competition...

22. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

ever sense? or ever since? lol

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I still have a feeling its going to be more BADA centric than it is a major feature on the android device. Peter should be excited, thats about it. lol. No matter if its there or not, its not going to exclude android's built in syncing through google services, which means there is still no real reason to use it.

25. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"Before Apple blew up, I saw companies work together to offer products and services." I think that's a BS comment. I don't see how Apple launching the iPhone could have caused this. In fact I see the opposite occurring. Because almost every smartphone that went against iPhone failed (voyager, blackberry storm, etc), companies were forced to adopt Android and shared services because that was the only option left available. Take RIM for example. They were completely open source, but now that they're slipping they're opening up their OS slightly to Android. There's been a huge collaborative effort to compete with Apple and the only thing they did was sell well. People are getting confused thinking that Samsung, HTC, and Motorola are "buddies," whatever that means.

2. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

This time i would help Apple take Samsung to court...WTF Samsung think of another name

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Specially when they have a free server they just need to code into their apps :/ a server that's just as good if not better than iCloud

4. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol the word cloud was used before apple...why do all apple fans think when apple do something then they own it.

15. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Next thing they'll think the word "phone" or "pad" belongs to Apple. or anything with "i". Samsung ePhone. Sue Samsung #iLuvAppleButNotAdumbFan #NufSaid

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh, did samsung use iCloud as well? No? Then why do they need to think of a different name?

8. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

samsung already have a reputation for copying apple VERY closely. They could put some effort/creativity into differentiating themselves a bit. My SGS2 is the greatest phone iv ever had, but Samsung deserves to be sued for half the s**t they do from apple.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

as well does apple. the kings of copying and then pointing the finger at everyone else. Everyone copies.

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

the term cloud has been used long before apple for syncing and storing data so why should only apple be able to use it....the fact is no matter what samsung do or name its product,people will still say its copying apple lol apple fans are saying samsung are trying to copy apple tv which does not exist with its new smart tvs which have voice and motion control and a app store,no matter what samsung do whether its before or after apple it will be deemed copying...i remember i once had an argument because someone an apple fan believed that android copied notifications off apple lol..i just dont get why is it if apple does something even if they are not 1st,people think that if anyone esle does it after apple it is deemed copying.if the apple tv is rectangular with a thin bezel and is super slim does that mean that any tv that comes out after it is a copy of the apple tv?

14. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Lol, im telling you, all my apple brothers n sisters will claim that everyone is copying Apple with their so called "Upcoming TVs", forgetting that Samsung is the leader when it comes to TVs. Yet some websites are compering "iTV" (whatever it'll be called" with the new Samsung SE8000, and saying the iTV will be better and it'll change the whole game. How on earth do u compare the real thing with a concept, which we all don't know it's full story. It's amazing how much publicity Apple is getting. They can sell us a crappy device, we will still perceive it as the game changer. The can come up with their own version of PS3, iGame or whatever, all bloggers and Apple fans(I'm not included in this list lol) will claim is better than PS3, because of the design and high quality material used, specs dont matter.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol that's what annoys me the most,the amount of hype the media create for apple products, especially when there is something similar or better available.

24. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, as much as I love Samsung, I hate that they're trying to be an Apple Alternative and not their own company. Everything they do (Touchwiz, S-Cloud, Galaxy line, etc) are all made to be similar to Apple products but without the Apple sticker...They're trying to win over Apple customers by emulating Apple, which I find is a horrible way to get customers, but hey, as long as Apple users stay stupid bandwagonners I guess there's no need to change huh?

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i think samsung just enjoys pissing apple off… but they should probably watch out a little more and i think s-cloud or whatever might be incorporated into bada.. not android devices

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

BTW, i do agree that samsung is purposely messing with apple at this point. cant say i dont blame them though.

5. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i dont get it why does samsung feel they need a cloud microsoft has one google has one. unless there going to make there own os i dont see why there doing this.

19. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Ahm! it could be because they want all connected devices to share the same files irrespective of the OS, like accessing music that is stored on Samsung Galaxy S3 to you new Samsung ES8000 tv, or you left you Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at home and there is this funny video you'd like to show to your friends, you can just access it from your phone. Just as I can access all the stuff I have on my iPhone from my iPad, why wouldn't Samsung want that? Oh my bad. Apple invented "Cloud" computing right

12. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Meh, I'm already using dropbox and I don't intend to change anytime soon...

16. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Apple Lover here with an open mind. If Samsung wants to do it, why not? Apple did it. Why didnt Apple fans use dropbox instead of iCloud? Come on now ppl, like really, are some of y'all so narrow minded that a company can't create their own means of supplying their customers with some sort of options? This could be build into all Samsung devices that can be connected into the internet. just imagine bn able to access yo files from yo SE8000 tv, yo galaxy tab, galaxy s3 and so on. just as apple is doing. Somebody pls give me a constructive answer why shouldn't Samsung do it? Y'all need to know that Samsung doesn't just make phones for Android, they also make phones for Windows Mobile and their very own Bada. Maybe this will be for any Samsung device irrespective of the OS. While will work just like iCloud on all Apple devices, why should Samsung be left behind? This still perplexes me when I read some ppl's comments.

20. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung must stop copying Apple, there are millions words out there.

21. iBeliever

Posts: 33; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

Wow Samsung has no shame in copying Apple. S-cloud lmao. Of course fandroids will claim that this is completely original.

26. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Nope, I think it's a stupid idea too...Samsung could be so much more, why copy a brand made for idiots by idiots? Oh wait, because idiots love their products and somehow Samsung wants them too... btw, I thumbs you down not because I don't agree with you, I did because you're annoying as hell

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