In a way, Samsung would want to be independent of the Android operating system, building a more functional environment or ecosystem with its own premium services. The latest proof of this comes from a report that the Music Hub service, once exclusive for European customers, is now available in the United States.
For those who haven’t heard of Music Hub, it is a cloud storage solution for music files. Instead of users having to rely on their PC or laptop’s hard drive, they can use Music Hub to save files and play conveniently from their Samsung device.
Other features of the app include access to Internet radio stations, Spotify-esque unlimited song access and a virtual store where consumers can buy their favorite tracks or albums. Music Hub will feature on Samsung’s popular smartphones such as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus and the ground-breaking Samsung Galaxy Note phone/tablet hybrid.
Speaking of the Galaxy Note, the T-Mobile faithful can end their waiting for the prized phablet, as it is scheduled for an August 8 release. The device’s features, such as the dual-core processor and 5.3-inch screen, will be more or less the same as the AT&T Galaxy Note.
The Galaxy S3, as most know by now, is not only the most popular smartphone in the United States, but in most other parts of the world as well. Four carriers – AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular – offer the device for $199.99 with a two-year contract, while T-Mobile offers it on the same two-year deal for $279.99.