Samsung - Asia's largest consumer based electronics company wants to achieve a complete smart life by the year 2020. Smart Homes, Smart cars maybe even smart tables. To stay in a connected world all the time.
Yoon Boo Keun, the Co-CEO of Samsung stated that they will sell only web-connected TV sets by 2017. They are the largest TV maker in the world and can surely affect the way other companies work. Yoon Boo Keun also said at CES 2015 that the company would invest over $100 million in developers this year to accelerate plans.
Samsung has a large list of internet based wearables which has a large share of the market. A market which is predicted to be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020. That's right, "TRILLION". The galaxy line of phones are being squeezed dry by Apple and also the rise of cheaper Chinese phones like Xiaomi, Huawei etc.
''The Internet of Things has the potential to transform our society, economy and how we live our lives,'' Yoon said. ''It is our job to pull together -- as an industry, and across different sectors -- to make true on the promise.''
The company, at CES announced ultra definition TV's and also announced a tie up with 20th Centuary FOX for content. Samsungs basic hope is to bring technology into everything you see, be it a chair or a wall they want to bring it to life.
However, Samsung envisions this connectivity extending outside of the home. For instance, at a digital kiosk, such as a map at a large mall, Samsung imagined that one's phone might automatically connect to it and change the graphic's language to whatever one primarily spoke.
Samsung is hoping for a much smarter future, one in which everyone and everything is connected. Ambitious, yet difficult. Let's see what happens in the end.