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Samsung confirms the SCloud, denies that it will be actually called the SCloud or launch in September.

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I posted some details on the Samsung’s iCloud competitor, informally called the “SCloud” and we have more information on the service.

According to guys at ZDNet Korea, Samsung Electronics confirmed that it’s working on creating its own cloud computing service. However, the company denied the initial rumor that it’s called the SCloud and that it will launch in September. “We will look at how the closed beta testing is doing, then announce the release date for the service if the beta testing is successful,” the company said.

However, industry insiders stated that Samsung is planning to officially release the service at the end of August. The launch will be only to Korean customers first, although the development team will move to Germany and U.S. to work in building foundations for the SCloud’s international release.

Just as the initial rumor suggested, Samsung will rent Amazon’s servers for the SCloud. However, the company did deny the rumor that they are cooperating together to improve the Amazon’s cloud service platform, stating that the Samsung is only renting Amazon servers and not cooperating software-wise with Amazon.

Everything seems to work according to the Samsung’s plan, at least for the moment. However, will we actually see Samsung deliver the SCloud? We’ll keep you guys more updated on this development as time goes on.

Source: http://www.zdnet.co.kr/news/news_view.asp?artice_id=20110718114738

Picture source: Samsung News

More info/rumor on the SCloud: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-planning-its-own-Web-Centry-cloud-service-to-be-launched-in-September_id19626

 

 

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Written by Geek Park

July 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM

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