Samsung has announced the GALAXY S4 and while they covered the hardware specs, they also had some other notable items worth mentioning. Two of which include Knox and HomeSync. The first here is something that we have seen discussed before. In fact, we learned about Knox back towards the end of February.
Knox is an enterprise level solution that is designed to keep your work life and personal life separate. Samsung has described this as being a “comprehensive mobile solution” for work and play. A little simpler, you can likely think of Knox as being the reason that your IT department gives you the go ahead to use a GALAXY S4 for work and play.
HomeSync on the other hand may sound a bit more exciting for some. We spent a bit of hands-on time with HomeSync during Mobile World Congress so some of this may sound familiar. This is a home server. It is almost like a cloud storage solution, however the ‘cloud’ so to speak, is actually a server running in your home. The HomeSync server will contain a 1TB hard drive and that means you should be able to load up your media and access from anywhere you have connectivity.
The HomeSync setup will be good for up to 8 users and those users will be able to connect using NFC, of which the GALAXY S4 will have. Of course, those rocking older devices such as the Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II will also be able to play along as they both also have NFC. Otherwise, HomeSync will be running Jelly Bean and powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. It will also have Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI-out and optical audio.