'Cloud' storage and sync from your existing PC without a separate hardware purchase

Samsung is introducing new PC software to turn your home computer into a cloud backup location for all of your other Samsung devices. Similarly to its stand-alone hardware backup device -- the Samsung HomeSync -- this new HomeSync Lite software will install on your home PC and provide a central location for multimedia storage without any additional fees or services. The basic premise is that once you have the software installed and all of your Samsung devices linked up with a Samsung Account, you'll be able to backup and access the same content across all phones, tablets and cameras seamlessly. Content stored on the PC will be available on other devices, streaming directly between the two without an additional service.

Now naturally this will only work with Samsung's own mobile devices -- the promo video shows tablets, phones and smart cameras -- but for those who have their whole world rooted in the one manufacturer this can be a compelling setup. As the amount of media stored piles up, the software also interfaces with external drives to expand storage. HomeSync Lite supports up to 5 users accounts per PC and up to 6 devices per user account, making this a great option for a family or shared home PC setup.

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Samsung introduces 'HomeSync Lite' backup and streaming software

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It would be cool if this worked with their Blu-Ray player. Then you can push/pull content from your phone/camera/etc..

Very Apple-esque here. Really trying to have consumers commit to one environment. As an Android user, this isn't for me. Casual users who identify Samsung as Android should love this.

Man, i have been an android FREAK since the early days of the G1 and i am SUPER excited for this! I wish it was compatible with any android phone, however, as someone who has been burned by manufacturers like HTC and not gotten updates... i find myself in the samsung bandwagon a LOT. not to mention that almost everything else they make other than phones is top notch IMO.

I don't identify Samsung as Android [never heard of anyone who does...] but having a Note 2, Samsung TV, camera and tablet, this should come in handy.

Wow...they REALLY want to be Apple. I don't hate Sammy or anything, but I suspect they'll eventually get too big for their britches and try to ditch Android in favor of their/Intel's OS Tizen.

Of course they want to get you involved with the ecosystem. This isnt an Apple or any other kind of thing. Hell it applies to everything, even drug dealing.

Get your customer hooked on your products and you can get decades of sales out of them.

This isnt a new concept...

One of the superior things a out Android over IOS is just how little it has to do with PCs.
If I want to back up my phone or tablet, I can use a computer if I want but I could just as simply get it on whatever cloud I fancy.
A lot of my stuff ł in Google Land anyway.

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