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October 5, 2010

Samsung Apps is here! Move out of the way Apple TV!


So, I’m watching Monday night football and I must have seen the Samsung app commercial 10 times! I’m guessing Samsung is trying to preamp the official Logitech unveil of the Google TV line up on Wed (more to come on Google TV).

AppleGirl, don’t be left behind in the dust. Samsung is offering its own apps, Samsung Apps. They’re offering a nice suite of apps from games to news and yes it includes Netflix also. Do I have to remind you that Apple TV doesn’t offer apps? (considering that there are so MANY of them I’m surprised) 🙂

Samsung is not a newcomer to the internet TV market, in fact it adapted Yahoo TV back in 2008. With the popularity of the internet TV market, it looks like Samsung is trying to create its own niche in the market with its own apps. Apparently, Samsung decided to create its own apps so that it can be easily ported to its phones later on. I’m just saying they could have been part of the powerhouse if they partner with Google TV. Google TV will offer a integrated solution between your DVR, satellite and internet. Just wait till Wed, with all of the sneak previews already out I just can’t wait to see what is in the lineup.

AppleGirl, better get out of the way before you get mowed over holding your less superior Apple TV.


GoogleChic,  it’s funny that you are praising Samsung Apps. If it’s so great then don’t you think Google has to move out its way too? And worry not about Apple TV’s capabilities, Apple has quietly built in all the pieces needed to out maneuver Google or any other competitor. With an A4 processor, iOS 4.1, 8GB of flash storage and 256 MB RAM, Apple might be set to  pull another iPod on the world.

Check out the Samsung PN63C8000 review by CNET. Hear him complaining about the sluggishness?  Do all those Yahoo widgets remind you of the Android phone? I don’t think I want to watch my TV shows with  Yahoo weather, finance  and the most unrelated stuff streaming past. Although I think as an Android user, you might like the sub-par Apps that Samsung has to offer? 😉

Given that Apple TV is running on iOS, an iPhone App Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has found that one can easily install applications on the Apple TV (all we need is Apple  to provide us with the App Launcher). He has also noticed a Cocoa-like UI kit to allow developers build Apps for Apple TV. It’s only a matter of time before Apple opens the floodgates and lets you launch Apps. Apps on Apple TV combined with Airplay, iTunes and Game Center, do you think Apple would move and give way to Samsung or Google? You must be joking 🙂

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