Samsung Puts SmartThings and Smart Home Center Stage

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By Jonathan Collins | 4Q 2021 | IN-6332

 

Samsung SmartThings Sets Course for Matter

NEWS


In October, the Samsung Developer Conference returned for the first time since 2019. In the two-year gap, the world changed and the Korean tech giant upped its focus on smart home. Where new Galaxy smartphone handsets and features dominated the keynote in 2019, this year, Samsung’s smart home products and the SmartThings platform were center stage. The transition reflects the wider excitement for the smart home market and, for Samsung, a more focused approach, with SmartThings at the core.

Extending and Embedding SmartThings within Samsung and Smart Home

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From the SDC21 stage—along with in a number of announcements that led up to the conference—outlined a new, integrated future for SmartThings at Samsung. There is new developer support with Bixby Home Studio - to integrate Bixby within SmartThings smart home control. Although lagging well behind Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant and others in Smart Home voice control, Bixby is on more than 300 million devices—primarily phones and tablets, but…

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