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SDKs for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 unveiled

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2014 19:34 GMT

SDKs (Software Development Kits) have been unveiled for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, which means app developers can start working on apps for the devices.

In a press release, Samsung announced:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced the immediate availability of Software Development Kits (SDKs) for the Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2, during Samsung Developer Day at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Following the unveiling of the Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 in Barcelona on February 24, the SDKs were introduced before over 500 app developers from around the world at Samsung Developer Day, a conference Samsung has held since 2011 for app developers, at the App Planet exhibition space at MWC.

An SDK for the Samsung Gear 2 based on Tizen was also introduced publicly for the first time. In addition to these SDKs, a Gear Fit SDK for Samsung Gear Fit was introduced, foreshowing the potential for wearable apps development.

Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, said “Samsung will continue to provide more comprehensive SDKs for our mobile devices and maintain collaborative relationships with development partners to present unique and unprecedented content and services to our customers.”

During Samsung Developer Day, the company also introduced an upgraded Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 with the finger scanning technology, strengthened motion-detection function included in the Galaxy S5 as well as Multi-screen technology for developing apps that can simultaneously operate on TV and mobile devices.

The S Health SDK was also presented to developer partners. S Health, Samsung’s personalized app which utilizes a user’s health information accumulated through sensors, is available on various Samsung mobile devices.

In addition to the SDK exhibitions and demonstrations, a presentation on mobile app development trends for 2014 was provided by guest speaker Andreas Constantinou, the CEO of VisionMobile.

Awards for the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, a global contest for app development held successfully last year, were also presented in a ceremony.

You can find more information about the new released SDKs today at Samsung Developers website at

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