Earlier today, there were rumors which said that Samsung is going to offer its own Facebook like social network. This news has spread like wildfire. You can see this news on almost all the tech blogs on the internet. But soon after the rumor spread, Samsung stated that it is not working on anything of that kind. So the company has commented on the rumor before it went to a higher level. But Samsung did admit that it is working on something different, a different social sharing service.
Samsung says Family Story is not like Facebook, but it is a sharing network for within the family. But the South Korean company says this is nothing like Facebook and the comparison is just “groundless.”“‘[Family Story], like its name, is a family-oriented convergence service that focuses on sharing and storing families’ special moments” Samsung said in a statement today, “but this is far from a ‘Samsung Facebook’ as some are claiming it to be.”
Samsung’s Family Story will be running on its Smart TVs, its cameras, its smart phones, its tablets, and also as a browser based app. The service will allow users to share photos, videos, messages, events on calendars, and much more with their family members anytime and from anywhere. All you need to have is one of the devices mentioned above and an internet connection. Samsung says that “it is true that we currently are working on upgrading ‘Family Story’ as we always thrive to provide consumers with enhanced experiences.”
Even though Samsung denies that Family Story is nothing like Facebook, an insider, a person working on the project probably, says that “the eventual goal is to expand our social media service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms. That includes cameras, televisions and blue-ray [sic] players.”
Samsung already has different hubs for music, video, social media aggregation, ebooks, and others on its Android smart phones. And it looks like the Family Story is going to join the group in Q1 2013.