Samsung inches more into internet of things

Nov 12, 2014, 5:42 PM EST
Women walk past a glass door showing a logo of Samsung Electronics at its headquarters in Seoul on October 7, 2014.

Samsung has been working on issuing more mobile and wearable devices for the internet of things, and is pushing for more connectivity across an ecosystem of its technology. CNET writes:

Samsung on Wednesday detailed its latest tools for developers -- including a new sensor-filled wearable reference design -- to get them excited about making apps customized for its devices.
"We believe in open platforms and strong partnerships because together we can better serve our customers," Samsung President Won-Pyo Hong said Wednesday during a keynote at Samsung's developers conference here. Hong oversees Samsung's Media Solutions Center, the group working on software and services for Samsung devices and also the group hosting the developers conference.
"The hundreds of products in our homes...all need to work together in a simple and permanent way," Hong said. "We know Samsung cannot build every single one of these products alone."
Samsung has been pushing wearables and big data initiatives for well over a year, and now the mobile giant is tying those pieces and more together with a unified plan for connected living from home to work.
But based on the roadmap outlined by company executives, a bigger piece of that puzzle isn't Samsung but rather the Korean tech giant's global developer community.
Dr. Luc Julia, vice president of innovation for Samsung Electronics, told the keynote audience at the Samsung Developers Conference on Wednesday that Samsung is "defining a new paradigm," resulting in data-driven development.
Samsung Electronics president Won-Pyo Hong stressed only an open platform will enable developers and manufacturers to innovate faster and better. 
Hong elaborated on Samsung's view for connected living -- which he clarified as the Internet of Things, explaining this spectrum spans billions of connected devices from wearables to cars to home appliances. He cited the global wearable market will grow from 22 million devices shipped in 2014 to 135 million by 2018.