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Samsung announces HomeSync - a 1TB media streaming hub with Android and multiple format support

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Samsung just took the wraps off its HomeSync media streaming and sharing device, which comes complete with 1TB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0 port. Powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, the "home hub" runs Android and supports up to eight separate accounts for the whole family to take part in jolly sharing, but provides encryption for each one if needed, too.

You can hook it up to your TV via the HDMI port, and, as we are used to from Samsung's smart television sets, it supports multiple video formats for streaming from your Galaxy or other devices in 1080 Full HD definition. The HomeSync media sharing hub will be available some time in April, and price is to come at a later date.


Samsung HomeSync createsconnected media experience for the whole family



Provideshome cloud for storing, sharing and streaming content



across multiple devices



 



Barcelona, February 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd., aglobal leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced Samsung HomeSync, a homehub solution that a shared storage fitfor a family, the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and anew way of enjoying your HDTV througha familiar and smarter Android user experience



 



Shared Storage for a Family



HomeSync’s 1TB drivecan help you sync to multiple devices, providingshared or private storage for all your content.It supports eight separateaccounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and downloadcontent from multipledevices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in auser’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.



 



Entertainment on a Big Screen



The HomeSync brings the bestof Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into yourliving room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelesslyto the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos andapps, and all at a full HD 1080p.



 



Giving any HDTV new Smarts



Users can enjoy the full andfamiliar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and accessto Play Store and all of your apps.  HomeSyncalso enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modesenabled wirelessly on the phone.



HomeSync will be available from April 2013 inselect countries and continue to expand globally.



HomeSync specifications



Component

Description

CPU

1.7GHz Dual Core

Memory

1GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1TB HDD

 

Connectivity

LAN

Gigabit Ethernet

WiFi

802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & a/n 5GHz HT40 2x2 MIMO Channel Bonding

Bluetooth

V4.0

 

 

Interface

USB 3.0

External USB I/F Connection (x2)

Micro USB

PC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)

HDMI out

Support (HDMI1.4)

Optical Audio

Audio Amp. Connection

 

Codec

Video

H.264, H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, WMV7/8, MP43, VP8, DivX

Audio

MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA 9std/10pro/Lossless, FLAC, Vorbis, AMR-NB/WB, Wav, Mid, AC-3

DRM

HDCP 1.3/2.1, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone



*All functionality,features, specifications and other product information provided in thisdocument including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing,components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product aresubject to change without notice or obligation.



*Android, Google,Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google PlayStore, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, GoogleTalk, Google Places, Google Navigation, and Google Downloads are trademarks ofGoogle Inc.



 



AboutSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. isa global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere.Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worldsof televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, homeappliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Weemploy 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.



 


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