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We've been keeping an eye on the Samsung registration page for a while now - it's got some nice perks for owners of select tablets. Yesterday a new device was added to the short list, the Samsung HomeSync. If you'll stretch memory a bit, you'll recall that the HomeSync is a combination home server and set-top box revealed back at MWC in February. You can register a new purchase on the page to get $50 of credit for the Media Hub, Samsung's alternative to the Play Store.

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Of course that rather assumes that you have a Samsung HomeSync, which appears to be impossible at the moment. Though Samsung claimed that they'd launch the Jelly Bean-powered device in "select markets" in April, there's no listing for the device in any online store that we can find. Samsung released an official HomeSync app late last month, which doesn't help much if you're hoping to get your hands on the actual hardware.

Samsung has been releasing phones and tablets left and right, but their branded, Android-powered media server is now four months overdue. So what happened? The latest official information seems to have come to CNET Asia's Crave blog, which got a response from Samsung back in June saying the device would be available to Asian markets that month for $310 USD. But we still can't find any evidence that it has actually launched.

This particular promotional page has been restricted to US devices so far. Perhaps the release of the HomeSync companion app and this promotion means that we'll finally see this gadget on store shelves soon. If nowhere else, we should get another look at HomeSync at IFA in Berlin next month.

Source: Samsung

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • EH101

    You know, for essentially just being a box... that's a really nice box.

    Too bad it's not on the market and I really don't need a home server, or I'd heavily consider this one.

  • Thomas’

    That sure is a good-looking fake-alu box. What's its purpose again? Media server on Android basis?

    How does this work?