Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
UCS Invicta: Integrated Flash
Deploy flash memory technology to
deliver peak workload performance.

Find out more>>
Mobile Tech
Cisco UCS Invicta Series flash memory systems
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Samsung To Host Its First Developer Conference
Samsung To Host Its First Developer Conference

By Adam Dickter
July 22, 2013 12:48PM

    Bookmark and Share
Samsung's first-time, three-day developer conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel will bring together Samsung execs with what it hopes will be throngs of go-getters out to launch new apps or software for Samsung products like smartphones and tablets, which are mostly powered by Google's Android operating system.
 


When it comes to technology giants, you're nowhere unless you can draw a crowd -- not just from consumers, but also among the geniuses and innovators who make your products more fun and functional.

Apple has its World Wide Developers Conference, Google has its Input/Output confab, Microsoft has its Build Developer Conference, and now South Korea's Samsung is gearing up for its own gathering, set for Oct. 27 in San Francisco (usually the city of choice for these gatherings, except in the case of Las Vegas, which hosts the Consumer Electronics Show).

'Engage and Collaborate'

The first-time, three-day event at the Westin St. Francis Hotel will bring together Samsung execs with what it hopes will be throngs of go-getters out to launch new apps or software for Samsung products like smartphones and tablets, which are mostly powered by Google's Android operating system.

"Engage with industry insiders," reads the invitation on Samsungdevcon.com. "Collaborate with fellow developers. Learn about new Samsung tools and SDKs" [software development kits]. Registration is not yet open, but interested parties can sign up to be notified when it is.

The conference is widely seen as a response to the highly successful WWDC convened by sales rival and courtroom sparring partner Apple, which sells the single most successful smartphone.

The question is, how will a conference for Android developers be much different from Google's own I/O, which convened May 15-17 at San Francisco's Moscone Center?

"Apple owns its own platform and Google has its own developer conference for Android, making me wonder what Samsung is presenting to developers given they don't own Android?" mused technology consultant Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group. "Historically, they have done poorly with developers."

Samsung did not immediately reply to our request to speak to a representative about its conference.

Figures from International Data Corp. earlier this year showed that 42 percent of worldwide sales of Android-based devices were shipped by Samsung in 2012, with no other original equipment manufacturer coming close to that share. Sales of products like Samsung's flagship Galaxy S 4 or the Galaxy tablets in a range of form factors have propelled Android to the top.

That means Samsung may opt to develop a "forked" version of Android that differentiates it from the version used on other phones and tablets.

Fork in the Road?

"Given Samsung dominates Android they likely can pull some where others couldn't do this, and they are increasingly trying to take Android over, and their version looks more and more like a fork," Enderle said. "I really don't think they can hold a candle to WWDC though; they'd need their own platform and more developer trust than they currently enjoy."

And what products on the horizon could Samsung developers expect to have a glimpse at?

"They are running hard against Apple and have an Apple alternative to virtually every Apple product but the desktop PCs," Enderle said. "That suggests they likely have a strong smart watch in the works to combat iWatch."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Android Hits 85% Market Share
2.   BBM Now Available on Windows Phone
3.   Smartphone Slowdown Hits Samsung
4.   Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Plans
5.   Asana Revamps Mobile App


advertisement
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
Average Rating:
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Lithium anode could triple capacity.
Average Rating:
Smartphone Slowdown Hits Samsung
Reports its worst quarter in two years.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Ruling Against Microsoft Raises E-Mail Privacy Concern
Microsoft has been ordered to hand over e-mails to law enforcers in the United States as part of a criminal investigation, even though the e-mail is stored at a data center in Dublin,Ireland.
 
Twitter Buys Password Manager Startup Mitro
Following on the heels of another acquisition earlier this week, Twitter is adding to its fold a password-manager security startup called Mitro, which in turn is releasing its code as open source.
 
Government Requests for Customer Data Skyrocket
Requests for customer data from the government jumped 50 percent in the first half of 2014, according to Twitter, which received more than 2,000 requests for user info from gov't agencies.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.