/// Samsung to Developers: Come Play for the Biggest Team (And the One With TVs)

October 28, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Given how big of a deal Samsung phones, tablets and TVs are, it’s strange that the company’s first developer conference was held only today. Tardy though it may be on the developer-wooing front, Samsung claims it has an edge on its rivals and their more mature platform efforts. “We have tremendous potential for upside, because we’re just getting started on this,” said Gregory Lee, the president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “It’s not like we’ve been doing it for a long time.” Plus, there’s a secret weapon. Samsung would like its leadership in smart TVs to help pull along its mobile platform — which is already massive among users, but not yet developers. Samsung developer head Curtis Sasaki, as seen from the SDC stage , as part of a demo of Twitter for Android supporting Samsung pens to draw on top of tweeted photos. Lee said Samsung was hosting an unexpectedly large audience of 1,300 at the first-ever Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, as the company introduced five new and improved software development kits for its various devices.

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Samsung to Developers: Come Play for the Biggest Team (And the One With TVs)


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