This photo, provided by Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday, shows a model showcasing Kakao Enterprise Corp.’s smart speakers and Samsung’s air purifier at a studio in Suwon, south of Seoul. (Samsung Electronics Co.)
Samsung Electronics Co. announced Thursday that it has signed a partnership agreement with local artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Kakao Enterprise Corp. to boost its smart home business.
As part of the agreement, Samsung’s smart devices and home appliances will be compatible with the Kakao i AI platform of Kakao Enterprise, a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. which operates the most widely used mobile messenger in South Korea, Kakao Talk.
Consumers can now use Samsung products connected to its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, SmartThings, through mobile apps supporting Kakao i or Kakao’s smart speakers.
Samsung said its washers, dryers, air purifiers and robot vacuums are controllable products on the Kakao i platform. The company will add air conditioners, garment care appliances and dishwashers to the list in the first half of this year.
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone and TV provider, has announced plans to partner with more partners to expand its IoT ecosystem and smart home solutions. (Yonhap)