As part of today’s Samsung event, the Korean megacorp announced its intention to launch the new “Samsung Connect” service. Centered around a small Google Wi-Fi-like home router (called the “Samsung Connect Home”), the company’s fact sheet explains that Samsung Connect “delivers on the vision of an integrated, cohesive, easy-to-use IoT ecosystem.”
Connect is able to automatically identify Samsung-branded smart devices on your home’s LAN, along with any other devices compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings platform. SmartThings came under fire last May for numerous flaws and security vulnerabilities, though the company claims that it has since fixed its problems.
According to Samsung, the Connect app and service will eventually be available for all Android smartphones, rather than being restricted to Samsung devices. This is great news for folks who desperately want to see how much milk they have in their Samsung smart fridge, but who don’t own a Samsung Android phone. Thanks to Connect, all Android owners will at some point be able to remotely verify their milk levels, reorder eggs, or whatever else you’re supposed to do with smart fridges.
Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets