Fitness and entertainment apps among Samsung apps rumoured to be in development for iOS
Samsung reportedly plans to bring nearly of all its first-party applications to iOS later this year as part of a cross-platform strategy.
According to Sammobile, the Korean manufacturer will bring Gear Fit Manager and S Health to Apple’s operating system, allowing users to pair a Gear Fit smart band with an iPhone and to track daily workouts, sleep patterns and health.
The reports also say that Samsung is also working on an iOS version of Smart Camera, which can be used to remotely control smart cameras, copy images and videos, and use a paired device as a remote viewfinder.
Samsung is also reportedly planning iOS support for the Galaxy View, including new versions of the Remote Control and Family Square apps that remotely control the device from an iPhone and allow different users to stream content to the movable display.
The report says that there are also plans to release an app for Samsung’s Level audio devices to allow iPhone users to control these devices remotely.
“Samsung does not comment on rumour or speculation,” a Samsung spokesperson told TechWeekEurope.
Samsung indicated closer ties with Apple at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month, when it revealed the Gear S2 smartwatch, which runs the company’s Tizen OS, would feature iPhone support from later this year.
Google released Android Wear for iOS, a version of its wearable operating system tailored for iOS devices, last September in a bid to help popularise devices running the software.
This allows Android wearables to sync up with any Apple device running iOS 8.2 or later, meaning users will now be able to see notifications from their iPhone on their wearable device, such as alerts for text messages, fitness apps and social media updates can now all be viewed with a look at the wrist.
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