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Samsung launches SDKs for Galaxy S5, wearables

03 MAR 2014

Samsung introduced new SDKs for its Galaxy S5 smartphone flagship (pictured) and Gear 2 smart watch, both of which were unveiled during last month’s Mobile World Congress.

The Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 adds support for fingerprint scanning, a new feature for the Galaxy S5, as well as improved motion-detection.

New SDKs were also launched for the Gear Fit smart band and Tizen-based Samsung Gear 2, along with an S Health SDK to enable developers to make use of user health information accumulated through sensors.

The company also upgraded its multi-screen SDK, which developers can use to build apps that work across mobile devices and televisions. It includes APIs for one-touch discovery and pairing of devices.

The SDKs were made available as part of the Samsung Developer Day during Mobile World Congress, attended by more than 500 app developers.

Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics, said the company is looking to provides “more comprehensive” SDKs for its mobile devices and “maintains collaborative relationships with development partners to present unique and unprecedented content and services to our customers”.

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