In February at the Mobile World Congress 2013 Samsung revealed HomeSync, an Android Jelly Bean powered set-top box. It is actually a home media server with a 1TB hard drive, has complete access to Google Play Store when connected to the internet either through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Samsung didn’t say much about this device since then, but now they’ve posted an official HomeSync walkthrough video online that details exactly what this device is capable of doing. Users can store all of the multimedia content which is either on their tablets or smartphones to HomeSync’s 1TB hard drive, through which the content can then be viewed on a TV.
Under the hood, Samsung HomeSync has a 1.7GHz dualcore processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash memory and support for all standard audio and video codecs. Optical-out audio, USB 3.0 and 1080p HDMI with HDCP support is also built in. Still Samsung has not revealed an exact release date for this device. Though considering that the walkthrough video meant to educate prospective customers is now out, it could only be a matter of time before the actual product is rolled out as well.