Samsung has launched its Android based smart TV box named HomeSync at the MWC. With this launch, Samsung seems to hit the market to compete with its ardent foe Apple which makes the diminuative Apple TV. Samsung HomeSync is similar to various Android run TV hubs which provide smart TV experiences while enabling users to make use of Android features as well, though what sets it apart is that it comes with a massive storage space of 1TB and can be used with Galaxy smartphones as well.
The system is powered with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and offers connectivity via HDMI as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apart from these it also includes USB 3.0, microUSB, and an optical audio connection. It can be used to stream movies, TV shows, and games. Besides this, Samsung claims that the system will also work with Galaxy smartphones which will allow the users to stream mobile content, movies and more. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and allows users to access the Google Play store.
Other features include a 1TB hard drive, capability to make as many as eight separate accounts for users. Users can share stored files with another account and have the option to lock data using file encryption and user IDs. Samsung is planning to release it in April, however pricing of the device is not yet confirmed.