Samsung released its own cloud-based data syncing service in August this year together with the Galaxy Note 7. The new platform makes it easier to backup, sync, and upgrade Samsung smartphones wirelessly. The electronics company is reportedly making its cloud service available to computers in 2017.
The original Samsung Cloud offers 15 GB of storage. The service eliminates the use of USB cables to backup both native and third-party apps. The only issue with the cloud system is that it can only be accessed using Samsung devices. This may eventually change, as a Samsung official hinted on the beta version suggestion page that the team is working on a web version slated to roll out next year.
Samsung Cloud Service
The Samsung Cloud service comes with Auto backup feature that can store even the messages found on a Samsung device. The cloud also syncs other data on a user's smartphone, including photos, videos, and other documents.
When activated, the Auto backup feature will instinctively sync data over Wi-Fi connection. The original version also allows users to share data across multiple Samsung devices. Meanwhile, for photos, users may opt to auto-sync specific folders for a more personalized service. Launching the cloud for computers will make it easier for Samsung users to manage their stored files.
Data Management On PC
SamMobile reported that a beta user pointed the issue to Samsung. The user lamented that Samsung Cloud should be available on PCs to enable users to manage files and data on desktop computers. Samsung responded appropriately by dropping hints but not entirely revealing when the system will go live on PCs.
"Samsung Cloud team is in deep consideration on providing web services. We expect users would be able to view and manage their data on the web once we open Samsung Cloud web service next year," a Samsung official replied on the beta user's suggestion on the app.
Once the service is already available on computers, managing data and apps will be easier for Samsung users. If there's a need for it, additional storage space can also be purchased depending on the users' preference.
A software update released last September made the Android security patch and the Samsung cloud service available to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung did not specify when the web service will roll out, but users are already anticipating the update, especially after the company itself confirmed that it will be launched by 2017.