Samsung and LG products may soon be able to communicate with one another

Brian Reigh for Android Authority:  While IoT-based devices are growing exponentially each year, the communication between them still needs a lot of improvement. Often times, smart appliances from different manufacturers are incompatible with one another, limiting users to their smartphones for remote control. However, according to The Korea Herald, that might change soon. Citing anonymous sources, the publication claims that two of the largest South Korean electronics companies – Samsung and LG – are looking to develop products that are certified by the Open Connectivity Foundation.

The Open Connectivity Foundation oversees and develops specification standards in connected devices by different brands, allowing them to communicate one another freely. Although it was founded relatively recently, it boasts over 300 members, which include Samsung, LG, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and more.

Samsung’s premium air conditioners and refrigerators as well as its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, have reportedly been certified by the OCF already.

According to the aforementioned sources, Samsung’s premium air conditioners and refrigerators as well as its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, have all been certified by the OCF already. They also mention that the company is looking to diversify that portfolio by expanding the certification into products like washing machines and cooking tools as early as this year. It is believed that Samsung’s South Korean rival company LG has similar plans.  Full Article:

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