What Will the 2014 Samsung Evolution Kit Do?
This year, Samsung released the Evolution Kit which was compatible with a lot of their flagship televisions. It added tons of new functionality, and from the start they said that TVs which supported the upgrade module would be able to utilize different Evolution Kits over the years. To this day, they are also still releasing televisions that support the module. So what does the 2014 Samsung Evolution Kit do? We don’t know yet, but we have some guesses.
The 2013 Samsung Evolution Kit included a quad-core processor upgrade, and we don’t necessarily expect them to move to six or eight cores, but rather elect to use a faster quad-core chip. This will be able to support their new software and Smart Hub features and perhaps add the capability for different kinds of apps or even more advanced gaming technology. This will also make the user interface even smoother than before.
Upgraded Smart Hub, S-Recommendation, and More
We also expect an upgrade to the existing suite of applications found in the 2013 Smart Evolution Kit which will most assuredly add more capabilities and perhaps speed up performance.
You’re also almost sure to see some new apps up Samsung’s sleeve, but they’re keeping that information close to the vest as the competition grows fierce in the Smart TV segment in consumer electronics.
Some of Samsung’s new TVs are opting for a single connection to access all of the components, so it’s also possible the Kit gets a completely new look or even a different connecting mechanism. The latest TVs require a cable to attach the Evolution Kit as opposed to mounting directly on the back of the panel, so a change may be imminent to accommodate the new design philosophy of the latest sets.
While this is all speculation, we hope to see a lot of surprises from the new Evolution Kit, but we won’t know for sure until later this year or very early next year, so stay tuned for the latest!