Samsung Planning Its Own Social Network To Compete With Facebook (Update: Samsung Denies)


Just as we thought we couldn’t handle any more social networks, Samsung is planning its own which will eventually compete with Facebook — so the company hopes — according to information received and printed by the Korea Times.

“Samsung Facebook” — that’s how it is called internally — will be available on a variety of internet-enabled devices, including cameras and televisions. To further improve its exposure, the South Korean manufacturer is planning to integrate its upcoming social network with Amazon’s cloud computing platform.

“By the end of the year, we will have a polished and finished version of Family Story that will be offered first to Samsung device users for free. The new service will become available in the first quarter of next year at the earliest,” said an official. For a closer look at Family Story, check out our examination of the Samsung Galaxy S III’s back-end.

Will you abandon your current social network, let it be Facebook, Google+ or another one, for Samsung’s own once it goes live in early 2013? Or is it already too much?


Samsung vehemently denied the above-reported in a special press release. “This is not true and the rumor is groundless”, says the manufacturer. However, “it is true that we currently are working on upgrading ‘Family Story’ as we always thrive to provide consumers with enhanced experiences, but this is far from a “Samsung Faceboook” as some are claiming it to be.”

Source: Korea Times, Samsung
Via: BGR

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