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Besides the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC 2013, the South-Korean tech company also announced one more gadget to capture the market share of its old rival, Apple. The Galaxy series creator who is well known for sweeping shares in the smartphone and tablet category has now come up with a new Android-powered media device - HomeSync.
This trendy looking media streamer has a HDMI connection and can also connect to other devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Talking about the usage, HomeSync will be able to stream movies, TV shows and games on your big screens. Also, the device will let users, project movies or photos from their Galaxy devices onto the user's television sets.
The HomeSync is said to combine the attributes of Google TV along with home media server. The company claims, any user who is familiar with Android based devices, should have no problem in operating the media streamer. Also there have been confirmed reports that the HomeSync will come with access to Google Play store.
The HomeSync can support up to 8 different user-accounts. Meaning, members of the family or your roommates can have there own separate accounts. Further, users will also be able to share the files with others and there will even be an option to lock the data with file encryption and user Ids. The media streamer will come with a massive 1 terabyte storage space, 1.7Ghz dual-core processor and connection features including USB 3.0, Micro-USB, and an optical audio connection.
Will the new MWC entry from Samsung be able to give Apple TV a run for it's money?
Apple TV was recently lunched in India at an official price of Rs 8,295.
Powered by a single core Apple A5 processor, Apple TV connects with television via HDMI to stream multimedia content, which can be bought from iTunes. Further, users can also view content stored on their iOS device using Airplay. Apple TV comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, but the key aspect to consider here is the vast content offered by Apple, which includes a huge catalogue of movies, series and music. Hence, analysts predict that the success of Samsung's newly launched HomeSync will undoubtedly depend on matching or overtaking the Apple's content base.