Samsung had last month announced that the 2021 edition of its annual developer conference will take place on October 26th. The company said the event will be “packed with announcements,” covering everything from Bixby and SmartThings to One UI, Infinity Flex Display, Tizen, and more. It has now revealed the full program for the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2021, including the keynote speakers.
This year’s SDC will be the first to be held fully virtually. But Samsung promises that there will be no lesser opportunities for developers and creators to “shape the future of consumer experiences”. The company plans to provide updates on its software, services, and platforms that enable smarter, seamless connectivity. This ecosystem will enable developers to create cutting-edge solutions for millions of consumers across the world.
Samsung Mobile head DJ Koh will open the SDC 2021. He will address the company’s strategy of bringing innovation to the consumer experience. Six other keynote speakers will subsequently discuss the Korean giant’s strategies for various other platforms, ecosystems, and solutions. They will discuss topics like Bixby, SmartThings, and Tizen and also address the security and privacy of these expansive ecosystems.
Samsung Developer Conference 2021: what to expect
Samsung is diving the conference’s highlight sessions into three groups: Platforms Designed For Connected Experiences, Innovating Mobile Experience Across Samsung Galaxy Ecosystem, and The Evolution of Tizen and Innovative Screen Experiences.
The first group will explore the cross-device experience of Bixby and SmartThings. Samsung will provide updates on how it plans to leverage these AI-powered solutions to build a connected Smart Home experience.
We will then have the company talking about the innovations in mobile software. The Android 12-based One UI 4 will be a talking point but Samsung will also discuss the foldable devices. With the number of foldable devices in the market growing steadily, many developers would be wanting to optimize their apps to adapt to the new form factor. The Korean company will take a look at it.
Lastly, Samsung will discuss its Tizen operating system that powers its Smart TV lineup. The company will provide updates on the latest version of the platform, Tizen 6.5.
In addition to this, Samsung will host Tech Talk sessions where developers will be able to talk to the company’s top experts for industry insights. The Digital Tech Hub will let attendees get on-hand with the latest Samsung technology virtually. Samsung will also allow developers to remotely try their codes on devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 for a hands-on coding experience. Last but not least, the company will also announce the winners of 2021 Best of Galaxy Store Awards during the SDC 2021.
The SDC 2021 will kick off at 10 AM PT/5 PM GMT on Tuesday, October 26th. You can live stream the event on Samsung Newsroom and the SDC website. We will be also covering all the latest and greatest announcements at the SDC 2021 here at Android Headlines. So stay tuned.