The annual Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) highlighted the latest cross-device experiences and services enabled by a truly connected cross-platform ecosystem.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung held its annual Developers Conference (SDC) today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. In its ninth conference, the developer and partner event focused on Samsung’s commitment to innovation while highlighting its platforms, including Bixby, Samsung Knox, SmartThings and Tizen for developers.
During the conference, Samsung showcased new ways to create connected experiences through its multi-device ecosystem, which was particularly enhanced by new SmartThings connectivity features and the updated Samsung Knox Matrix. The event also highlighted One UI 6, the latest version of the mobile user interface, which brings a host of custom styles and new features to the overall smartphone experience.
“More than 500 million Samsung products are sold every year, and the number of people using Samsung Accounts exceeds 600 million. For us, this is both a great achievement and a great responsibility.” Jung-Hee (JH) Han, Vice President, General Manager and Head of Device Experience (DX) at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung technologies connect countless people, products and services. I am convinced that if you, our developers and partners, join this innovation journey, we can create greater possibilities and a brighter future together.
General Manager JH Han also highlighted that sustainability and security were at the heart of Samsung’s latest updates, as both values are important for responsible innovation in the era of hyperconnectivity.
Smart homes are more connected than ever before
Samsung’s vision for the connected home is deeply rooted in SmartThings and open innovation. Since implementing the Matter standard last year, the total number of SmartThings users who have connected compatible products and services has grown to more than 290 million. now, The main SmartThings API It makes it easier than ever for developers to create apps based on SmartThings, andSmart Things Context API Offers new ways to leverage artificial intelligence and sensor technology to improve user experiences.
Samsung combines functions Smart Things Center In its existing and new products, including Samsung soundbars and smart TVs, so users can quickly and easily start operating their smart home products from their connected devices. This cross-platform network also means that when it’s time to replace or add a device, there’s a robust network of other devices ready to keep your smart home running. These experiences are further enhanced by Samsung’s work with… Real estatewho joined Samsung on stage to demonstrate how Internet of Things (IoT) sensors work with SmartThings to create smart homes that are more intuitive and accessible.
Samsung also announced the second generation of Smart tag2 During SDC. With a battery life of up to 700 daysThe SmartTag2 can track lost items even in the basement thanks to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, and features an IP67 water and dust resistance rating.
Bixby It is also developing its capabilities with SmartThings. This year, Samsung announced more intuitive control in multi-device environments. Now, even if multiple devices are connected in the same space, Bixby works to identify the best device for each command. In the future, Bixby aims to evolve to provide personalized experiences with simple controls by recognizing users’ language and optimizing their controls.
With an increasing number of connected devices being paired to create these new experiences, security and privacy are key concerns. Last year, Samsung introduced Knox matrix, Samsung’s blockchain-based security system through which connected devices in the ecosystem are protected. This year, Samsung is updating key features of the Knox Matrix, including credential synchronization and chain of trust. Samsung also offers Knox Volt For other devices, including Samsung QLED Neo 8K TVs in 2023 and select Galaxy A series smartphones that will launch with One UI 6 or later in 2024. Designed for the era of hyper connectivity, these developments are intended to provide more convenience and choice to users. , giving them the opportunity to do what they love in complete safety.
SE Tizen: Maximizing the possibilities offered to developers
During the past decade, Tizen Powered digital displays such as televisions, appliances, screens and signage. Samsung announced this year that Tizen will power more Samsung devices, including 7-inch home devices, while enhancing experiences using artificial intelligence on devices. the device And in Home AI Edge Hub. With Home AI Edge, devices with low computing power can request AI services from devices in the home with high computing power, such as central processing units (CPUs) and neural processing units.
Tizen also powers Samsung’s immersive gaming experiences, including Samsung gaming portal It now supports 3,000 games on the cloud platform, an increase of 300% since its launch last year. Moreover, with HDR10+ technology for gaming and Samsung’s IRIS tool for graphics developers, there’s never been a better time to explore virtual gaming worlds on Tizen.
Tizen also offers better support for the open source semiconductor architecture RISC-V And programming language RustIn addition to new features such as Remote testing laboratory To test apps and experiments on Samsung Cloud TV devices.
One UI 6 Energize your Galaxy device, your way
The new interface One user interface 6 Provides more capabilities to make your smartphone easier to navigate, simplify management and give you more ease Quick panel Revamped with a fresh, intuitive look and feel with grouped settings that make it easier to use. With One UI 6, a new exclusive font has also been introduced: One UI Sans, to improve readability on digital screens. For photos, One UI 6 analyzes the image you’re looking at and suggests the most relevant AI editing tools, all in one easy-to-access tool. And with Samsung Studio, you can make multi-level edits to your video, such as adding text, stickers and music, exactly where and when you want in the video.
With its ability to deliver a personalized, intuitive user experience and simplified features, One UI 6 truly allows users to get the most out of their smartphones like never before.
 Battery life is based on results of internal laboratory tests using typical usage scenarios conducted by Samsung. Tested using initial release results of the device using the CR2032 battery provided in the package. Actual battery life may vary depending on usage patterns, device model, or battery manufacturer.
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