Take a look at what handset’s in your pocket – wait a minute, you’re reading this on your phone already, so why not improvise that by looking at the logo of the phone. Is it a Samsung smartphone? If you answered “Yes”, then chances are quite high that you would have found Samsung Kies to be a great resource – since it will enable you to synchronize your files, perform backups of your data, and most importantly for plenty of people, the ability to install the latest firmware updates without having to rely on Over The Air (OTA) notifications coming in. Well, historically Samsung Kies had always run on the PC, but that is set to end with a beta Mac version arriving.
Bear in mind that this being a beta version, there would definitely be kinks in its armor that might not be too stable, abd besides that, it is nowhere near complete at the moment. What most folks would find missing the most is the extremely limited selection of Samsung devices where Kies will play nice with. In fact, the beta version is capable of supporting only a solitary Samsung smartphone, which is the new Galaxy S II (otherwise known as the Galaxy Within from Sprint).
Hopefully Samsung will bump up the compatibility rate in the immediate future, otherwise the flame and excitement might just die down.