By STF News
This blog post reproduces a press release available at the Samsung Newsroom.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed the revamped Samsung Remote Test Lab program, which allows developers to easily test their applications virtually and remotely on thousands of Samsung Galaxy devices, now including the Galaxy S21 series with One UI 4 beta, and the latest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G. The Remote Test Lab program makes it much more efficient for developers to test their new applications, as they don’t have to cover any hardware costs.
With global access to the Remote Test Lab program, developers from around the world will be able to test their applications remotely on Galaxy test devices, regardless of the country they reside in. Over the last ten years, Samsung has built Remote Test Labs around the world, including in India, Poland, South Korea, and the United States. To make access to the program’s services faster and more reliable than ever before1, Samsung has now scaled up the program to include labs in Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
Poland: Organizing the library of Galaxy test devices.
"We wouldn’t have been able to offer such innovative mobile experiences to our users without our incredible developer community" said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. "That’s why we are investing our expertise and innovative technology to support developers—they are crucial partners as we continue to expand our open Galaxy ecosystem."
Brazil: Making sure Remote Test Lab program operations are carried out smoothly.
To create an enhanced test experience, Samsung released the new version of the program2. Developers will get access to an automated testing tool that will allow them to monitor CPU and memory consumption when running their apps and check if an application has any impact on system resources. And thanks to a new web client service, the program features an improved user interface and enhanced graphics. In the near future, developers will be able to use a new communication channel, giving them direct access to Samsung experts who can advise them on how to improve their app performance.
USA: Running checks and maintenance on software for the Galaxy test devices.
The new Samsung Remote Test Lab program showcases Samsung’s commitment to helping partners and developers take advantage of revolutionary features, like the foldable experience of the Galaxy Z series, defence-grade security with Samsung Knox, and seamless connectivity with One UI. Through the rebooted Remote Test Lab program, Samsung will continue to partner closely with developers all over the world, helping them push boundaries and unlock new heights of innovation.
To find out more about the Samsung Remote Test Lab, visit: developer.samsung.com/remote-test-lab.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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 The test speed of the Remote Test Lab program may be affected by the distance from the server, the data rate and data traffic of the network connection and the local network policy (firewall).
 Access to new features may vary by model, SW version and market. Developers must be logged into the Samsung Developers site using a Samsung Account. To access the web client service, developers will need to use the Chrome browser.
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SDKs for Blockchain Developers
At Samsung, we understand that one size does not fit all of your development needs. That’s why we offer two different SDKs to cover your blockchain development needs: Samsung Blockchain Platform (SBP) SDK and Samsung Blockchain Keystore (SBK) SDK. The SBP SDK aims to be an overall solution for your DApp’s every need, from connecting to supported hardware wallets to uploading transactions in the supported Blockchain networks. On the other hand, the SBK SDK allows you to securely access the Samsung Blockchain Keystore cold wallet and supports signing transactions of a wide range of cryptocurrencies.
Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK
The Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK offers a full set of functions for your Decentralized App (DApp) or Blockchain App needs. It helps you manage blockchain accounts easily and make a transaction easier by using abstracted transfer APIs. Additionally, the SBP SDK offers a UI-based cryptocurrency payment solution for even more rapid development.
The Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK can easily connect your DApp to different hardware wallets for securely signing transactions. Currently, three hardware wallets are supported: Samsung Blockchain Keystore, Ledger Nano X, and Ledger Nano S. Once successfully connected to a hardware wallet, the SBP SDK offers abstracted APIs, so you never have to worry about what hardware wallet to which the user is connected.
The SBP SDK also has a blockchain browser solution for your web DApp. With the SBP SDK’s Cucumber Webview, you can migrate your web-based DApp into the mobile environment with little to no changes in your web app. This can help you drastically reduce development time and resources, and to reach millions of new Galaxy devices.
With the SBP SDK’s Payment Sheet UI, developing a native Android DApp has never been easier. Simply launch the desired Payment Sheet Intent and let the SDK take care of the rest of your DApp’s payment or transfer flows.
The SBP SDK currently supports two major Blockchain networks: Ethereum and TRON. With the SBP SDK’s abstracted APIs for cryptocurrency and token transfers, you never have to worry about complex details. The SBP automatically estimates transaction fees and handles code for underlying smart contract function ABIs for token transfer. You can simply plug in your JSON-RPC endpoint/node to the SBP and develop your DApp faster.
You can check out all of the aforementioned APIs (and more) in action, on the Aero Wallet sample application for the SBP SDK. Using Aero Wallet’s source code, you can learn how to easily build a fully functional cryptocurrency wallet application from scratch. To learn more about how the SBP SDK can greatly simplify your DApp development, check out the SDK Overview.
Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK
The Samsung Blockchain Keystore, powered by the Knox Security Platform, is a built-in secure cold wallet available on a wide range of Galaxy devices. The Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK allows your Android apps and DApps to communicate directly with this highly secure cold wallet for fetching address lists and public keys and signing cryptocurrency transactions.
With the SBK SDK, your DApp can fetch the user’s blockchain address and link it to the user’s account. Using this address, you can query on the blockchain network (using a blockchain explorer or another library such as SBP) to find the user’s account balance and transaction history.
Furthermore, you can use the SBK SDK to request the Keystore app to sign a cryptocurrency transaction. The Keystore app then shows the requested transaction to the user inside a Trusted User Interface (TUI), executed within the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Once the user approves the transaction with a PIN or a biometric authentication like a fingerprint, the Keystore app signs the transaction with the associated private key and returns it to you through the SBK SDK.
To learn more about how you can integrate the SBK SDK into your app, check out the SDK overview.
Choosing the right SDK for your Dapp
Both of the Samsung Blockchain SDKs can help make your DApp more feature-rich and cut down development time and effort. If you are still confused about which SDK is best for your DApp, check out our brief comparison below.
API Samsung Blockchain Platform SDK Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK Fetch Public Address Supported Supported Sign Transaction Supported Supported Send Transaction Supported Unsupported Send Token Transaction Supported Unsupported Built-in Payment Screen UI Supported Unsupported Seamless Integration with WebApps Supported Unsupported External Hardware Wallet Supported Unsupported Blockchain Networks Supported (at the time of writing) Ethereum and Tron Bitcoin, Ethereum, Klaytn, Stellar and Tron Services for End-Users
Samsung Blockchain Apps and services aim to provide you with a secure and convenient experience in the blockchain world. Samsung currently offers two applications under its blockchain platform: the Samsung Blockchain Keystore app and the Samsung Blockchain Wallet app. You can find out more about each of these offerings from this article and from the global Samsung site.
Samsung Blockchain Keystore
Samsung Blockchain Keystore offers defense-grade, vault-like security for your crypto assets. The Blockchain Keystore app runs within the TEE of the Knox Platform. This allows the Samsung Blockchain Keystore to provide security unlike ever before, as the private key and information located in the Samsung Blockchain Keystore are never saved to a Samsung or an external cloud, nor is it seen by the devices’ Android OS.
You can easily set up the Keystore app by importing your existing account by using a 12-word mnemonic, or create an entirely new one.
Samsung Blockchain Wallet
The Samsung Blockchain Wallet app allows you to conveniently send and receive major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. Not only does the Samsung Blockchain Wallet app support the built-in Samsung Blockchain Keystore wallet, it also supports external physical wallets such as Ledger Nano S and Nano X, using USB.
Beyond sending and receiving crypto assets, you can also explore partner DApps through the Blockchain Wallet App. Partner DApps on the Samsung Blockchain Wallet app unlock the door to a wide range of experiences such as cryptocurrency exchanges, staking pools, and NFT marketplaces. Furthermore, you can stay on top of the latest trends and ongoing events in the blockchain world with the Samsung Blockchain Wallet’s News section.
Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our lives. With Samsung Blockchain SDKs and applications, you and your DApp users can always stay at the forefront of this technology. We want to continuously improve your experience in the blockchain world. Feel free to share your thoughts with us and with the global blockchain developer community on the Samsung Blockchain Developer forum.
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Going beyond the conventional idea of what a TV is, Samsung’s leading range of lifestyle TVs are true pieces of interior décor that allow users to express themselves in their own spaces. Whether you’re looking for a TV that can double as an art frame, a screen to display portrait as well as landscape-oriented content on, or a TV whose design speaks for itself, there’s something for everyone in the range.
In order to get to know more about how users around the world are enjoying their Samsung lifestyle TVs, Samsung Newsroom reached out to a range of influencers and trailblazers within different creative industries from all over the globe to hear what exactly it is that makes a Samsung TV their choice. Take a look at some of the reasons they gave below.
Adèle & Maxime, French Graphic Designers With an Interest in How Objects Work With Their Interiors
“Samsung’s lifestyle TVs blend in with the décor, becoming an aesthetic element in their own right – all with simplicity and lightness.”
Q: As designers and illustrators yourselves, what do you think about the design of Samsung’s lifestyle TVs?
A: The design of Samsung TVs is very interesting because, once placed, they become a modern and active object in our interiors. They blend in with the decor, becoming an aesthetic element in their own right – all with simplicity and lightness.
Q: Samsung has partnered with some artists on the design of their lifestyle TVs. What are your thoughts on such partnerships that blend technological innovation with artistic creativity?
A: The idea of opening up the design of an everyday object to creators is something that is very important to us. Technological objects can lose their simplicity and poetry by merit of their design, but by collaborating with creative people, we can bring this issue to the forefront to resolve it.
Virro & Lola, A Mexican-French Photographer and Creative Professional Duo With a Passion for Travel
“Samsung’s lifestyle TVs combine art, aesthetics, interior design and entertainment, making them go far beyond the television function – which is really revolutionary.”
Q: Along with your professional pursuits, you are known for your joint Instagram page where you share your favorite travel experiences. What do you think about The Serif with which you can view your own media and memories?
A: We used to hate the black screen of the TV in our living room, so Ambient Mode is one of the features we love most about The Serif. It’s really cool that Samsung regularly introduces new content for Ambient Mode, but mostly, we’re keen on showcasing our own media and having it on display for ourselves and our guests.
Q: Virro – as a photographer, what is it about Samsung’s lifestyle TVs that appeals to you the most?
A: First of all, thanks to their QLED screens, the image quality is impressive. In addition, Samsung’s lifestyle TVs combine art, aesthetics, interior design and entertainment, making them go far beyond the television function – which is really revolutionary.
Q: Lola – what is your favorite thing about The Serif?
A: What I love most about The Serif is that it’s a TV that doesn’t look like one. Being passionate about interior design, I believe that The Serif is a beautiful, unique and bold addition to a living space.
Kyal & Kara, Australian Renovators Who Like to Think Outside the Box
“The ability to view either your own or world-renowned media on The Frame means that there are infinite ways to create a look and feel unique to each individual.”
Q: How do Samsung’s lifestyle TVs factor into your daily household routines and activities?
A: With two young children and an active lifestyle, we really value our relaxation time together as a family, and Samsung’s lifestyle TVs play a big part in this. On the weekends, we love our movie time together as a family, and the kids love choosing artwork from the Art Store for The Frame we have in our rumpus room – it’s a great way for them to take ownership of the space.
Q: Samsung’s The Frame combines technology with aesthetic for seamless TV experiences. What are your favorite features of the TV?
A: The two standout features for us are the TV’s thin, streamlined design and the customizable bezel. We’re all about creating spaces that evoke emotion as you enter the room, and the ability to view either your own or world-renowned media on the TV means that there are infinite ways to create a look and feel unique to each individual.
Q: What tips would you provide to users looking to match their Samsung lifestyle TV to their interior?
A: We have three key tips. Tip 1: function first – work out how you’d like your TV to be displayed. The Serif is a great option for angular spaces where wall mounting or units are not an option.
Tip 2: find your inspiration. From color palettes to other décor pieces, be sure to know what’s important in your space. Finally, tip 3: create a style unique to you. Ask yourself what vibe you’re looking for with your space. For example, if you prefer minimal interior styling, The Frame with a white bezel would be the perfect choice.
Lotte Meister, an American Interior Decorator and Stager Who Loves When Function Meets Style
“The Serif feels both retro and modern at the same time and doesn’t take up too much visual space the way a TV on a console table might.”
Q: Samsung’s lifestyle TVs are developed to be able to fit into any interior space and aesthetic. What are your thoughts on the design of The Serif? What do you like most about it?
A: The Serif’s clean lines and cool vibe make it a decorative element in its own right. What’s more, the sloped ceilings of our bedroom did not permit a flat screen to be hung on the wall, yet we wanted to be able to watch TV in bed. The Serif was the perfect solution. It feels both retro and modern at the same time and doesn’t take up too much visual space the way a TV on a console table might. The hidden wiring is also genius – the decorator and stager in me loves the look!
Q: What about The Frame? What do you like most about it?
A: We have 3 homes across New York state, each with completely different aesthetics. We have a Frame TV in each of these homes, and it looks great in each location. I love it because it looks like another piece of art and doesn’t scream “Look at me, I’m a TV!”. The choice of finishes available for The Frame make it work in every style of home.
Jin-woong Son, a Korean Furniture Designer With a Passion for the Harmony of the Interior
“The Frame’s bezel is so refined that the joints fit perfectly when you switch out your bezel – like puzzle piece slotting into place.”
Q: As a professional furniture designer, do you have any special criteria in mind when choosing a TV?
A: I would never choose a product that doesn’t harmonize with the space it is to be placed in, which is why I currently use The Frame, as I like how it can be used as an actual art frame when the screen is turned off.
On top of that, you can easily change The Frame’s bezel color to match your changing interior any time you want, something that you can’t do with most electronics. Furthermore, the bezel’s joints are designed at a 45° angle, and as a furniture designer, this strikes me as amazingly sophisticated. The bezel is so refined that the joints fit perfectly when you switch out your bezel – like puzzle pieces slotting into place.
Q: These days, the demand for lifestyle TVs that are able to merge seamlessly into a user’s space is on the rise. What are your thoughts on this trend?
A: In the past, the TV used to play the role of gathering family members all together in the living space while also providing entertainment. These days, however, the role of TVs has become much more about providing multifaceted entertainment experiences, as well as serving as statement furniture pieces.
For those living in a small space, The Serif makes the perfect choice – as opposed to, say, a huge wall-mounted TV – as it makes use of the space it takes up by serving as a sophisticated interior décor item that stands on its own as a piece of furniture.
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This led to speculation that Samsung could also ditch Tizen in favor of Android TV for its smart TVs. However, that will not happen as Samsung intends to continue using Tizen OS for its smart TVs.
Samsung Prefers Tizen to Android TV
Despite Android TV rapidly gaining popularity and becoming the default OS of choice for the majority of smart TVs out there, Samsung has decided to stick to Tizen for its smart TVs. The company confirmed in a statement to Protocol that "Tizen still is the default platform for our smart TVs going forward."
Samsung has been using Tizen on its Gear and Galaxy-branded wearables for years. However, with the OS now merged with Wear OS, the chances of the company launching any more Galaxy smartwatches running Tizen are pretty much nil.
Apart from Samsung, LG is the other major TV OEM that does not ship its smart TVs with Android TV. Instead, it uses WebOS for its TVs. Samsung also used Tizen on its Z series of smartphones, though the lineup was discontinued after failing to gain traction among consumers.
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However, the most important user-facing new facility here may be TIFA, or Tizen Identifier For Advertising. It allows advertisement opt-outs that may be more informative than ever before. It is less than super-clear why Samsung has taken such steps; however, a prime candidate rationale is to raise awareness of Tizen's open-source and cross-platform nature. Accordingly, it may pull target products into an ecosystem that also includes essentially Linux-based smartwatches, other wearables and pre-existing Samsung TVs.
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