South Korea based LG has announced LG Cloud, a service that provides online sharing of content and files between TVs, Smartphones, PCs and tablets. Consumers can can grab 5GB of space, but existing LG TV or Smartphone owners will get a staggering 50GB of room for videos, files, or whatever else they choose to throw up to the cloud. For six months, anyway.
To start the service, users need to download the LG Cloud app from Google Play or LG SmartWorld app store from their Android Smartphones, LG SmartWorld store from their LG Smart TVs or the LG Cloud website (www.lgecloud.com) from their PCs or laptops. LG’s Cloud service automatically synchronizes the Smartphone content with the cloud server and the user’s PC and TV.
LG Cloud is quite similar to Apple’s iCloud , However unlike iCloud LG Cloud is designed to work on Android-based smartphones. The platform also works with LG’s Smart TVs and PCs.
“The difference is in LG’s Real-time Streaming Transcoding technology. The conversion happens on the server in realtime, not on the device. There is no need to worry about installing codecs or converters, everything happens seamlessly and in the background with no involvement from the user. No other cloud service can make this same claim” LG said. Head over to LG Cloud for more details.