Hello Developer Community,
Two years ago, I joined Samsung to help set up the Samsung Media Solutions Center in the U.S. with a mission to foster software and services platform innovation for our devices. There are a half billion connected devices of all kinds in the world today. They are integrated into our daily lives, driving new behaviors, and connecting our physical and digital worlds like never before. It’s a massive shift in our relationship to technology and it is paving the way for new consumer experiences created and driven by you, the developer.
Next week, we open the doors on our first ever global developers conference. We want to show you what we have been working on and talk about where we are headed. Most importantly, we want to hear from you. We want your feedback, input and ideas so that we are always improving the way we work with you.
The Samsung Developers Conference (#SDC13) is the first step in our journey. And while I am going to try and talk to as many of you as I can there, I want to take the opportunity now to clearly articulate our intentions and our commitment to our developer ecosystem going forward.
First and foremost, we are in relentless pursuit of great software. The next big innovations – the ones that permanently and positively alter how we work and play – will be largely shaped by you. For our part, we are creating new and better SDKs and tools, and building state-of-the-art innovation centers here in Silicon Valley and around the world where you can come and connect with us in person.
Second, we are committed to accelerating Android app development. We have worked hard to streamline our toolset for creating applications and we also have new SDKs that we’re excited to share with you at the conference.
And lastly, Samsung will show you an exciting future of possibilities. We are fostering the creation of multiscreen apps and experiences that improve the way people do the things they love and, in turn, create new business opportunities for you. Beyond mobile and TV, Samsung is investing heavily in frontier technologies including, wearables and much more. Creating software that engages people across these screens is the next big opportunity. We look forward to seeing you next week!
SVP, Media Solutions Center America