Samsung's S Cloud is real, featured on the Galaxy Note II

Samsung's S Cloud is real, featured on the Galaxy Note II
We’ve heard about Samsung planning its own cloud service under the S Cloud name, and now, months after the speculation started, the service has quietly appeared on the Samsung Galaxy Note II at IFA. With no official announcement or any other form of unveiling, S Cloud right now is more of a mystery than a real service. Germans from BestBoyZ found it buried in the settings on the second-gen Note.

Right now, it controls synchronization of photos and videos to Dropbox, and there are little details beside that. Samsung announced that it’s offering 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years to Galaxy Note II buyers.

Now, we don’t know what this means for Samsung’s own S Cloud, the only thing that seems certain is that the service is delayed. S Cloud might be an essential tool for the newly unveiled Galaxy Camera, that runs on Android and differentiates with its ability to automatically upload captured images to the web.

source: BestBoyZ via TheVerge

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1. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Maybe not in PhoneArena, but in other fanboy dominated sites (Engadget, TheVerge), we will see mass of comments "Samsung copied i-cloud of Apple".

4. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Yes. This is because PhoneArena is infested by fandroids, and fandroids usually shoot insults of their own.

5. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

PhoneArena's not fanboy dominated? lol, all i see is Android fanboys bashing on Apple on every iPhone-concept article witch isn't even real...

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Whenever I mentioned PA's not fanboy dominated? Check what I said again. The thing I wanna say is anyway ifans will bash Samsung in a stupid way .

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

the S-Jokes are quite crappy, Ive seen them, Samsung has so many products you could not relate all of them from iApple to S-Samsung, yeah they most suck

2. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I really dont see the point in Samsung making a cloud service. I'm sure people will just keep using Google Drive, Dropbox or Skydrive or any of the other Cloud services. Unless they give you more GB for free then those other sevices I just don't see a valid reason for people to use it.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

It makes more sense for them to make a cloud based service than apple since they have more variety of devices to sync to cloud with. TV, mobile devices, computers, some countries... refrigerator and washing machines etc

11. JessJess unregistered

I am just waiting for Samsung notebooks to start shipping with OS-S.

3. Netadmin

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

We already have Gooogle Plus +. You right!

7. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

No it's not necessary, it's another option. Options are good for everyone and are a defining trait of Android. If you don't like all these options, well, you know what closed up optionless platform I'd recommend lol.

9. Savage unregistered

Wait a second. Samsung hasn't learnt anything! Although I would've liked them introducing cloud-based services, why did they name it like Apple's iCloud? No wonder Apple users and many smartphone owners feel Samsung copies a lot from Apple! And I see this is kinda pointless. Dropbox offers 50 GB storage on Note 2 and SGS3. Why would people need 2 cloud services on 1 phone?

12. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2012

and you still say SAMSUNG IS NOT COPYING FROM IPHONE and apple is seeking money from samsick, knowing that the cash that apple's has can by the entire Samsung company.

13. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Always a step behind apple is Samsung. You guys know that Samsung steals apple ideas, notice I didn't say creation. I bet when Samsung come out with the folder for apps, you guys still wont admit that Samsung copies apple ideas.

15. e.wvu unregistered

There's already folders for apps for Samsung devices. Looks like you're the one behind.

16. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Yeah you got me with that one. But who came out with the combine two apps to make a folder first?

17. chanchan05

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Go Launcher did. I had that feature on Go Launcher back on my Galaxy S 2 years ago, before Apple had folders.

14. hameed1989

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

50gb of space is quite an exciting offer by Samsung. If they give the right options in the S cloud ( more then just photos and videos) it might be a major hit

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