Samsung’s S-Cloud, which seems like a six-letter middle finger to the design lawsuit lawyers, will be out with the Galaxy S III next month, according to Korean newspaper Maeil Business. The only thing is, uhh, why?
S-Cloud will be an apparently unlimited service — though that sounds like it’ll apply to the bandwidth, not the storage — and also have an on-demand store, in case the Google Play store isn’t enough for you. Which, great? But all these OEM cloud services are totally out of hand. Even iCloud, which makes a little more sense since it’s across a whole platform, not just one brand of the platform, isn’t as useful as cross-everything services like Dropbox.
And if everyone locks away all of our data in a million little cloud-based, non-transferable cubby holes, how is that better? Dropbox? Great. iCloud? Sure. Google Drive? OK. Everyone else, please stop this please please ok? [Maeil Business via Verge via Engadget]