Samsung has confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S II smartphone will gain live TV support. Pocket-lint managed to source information from the electronics giant about a new streaming facility that works along the same lines as their latest remote control. Where as the remote enables you to view TV channels on the actual unit, with the use of certain TV model’s second tuner, live TV can be streamed to some Samsung handheld devices.
According to Slashgear the D7000 and D8000 range will be able to perform this streaming extra, with the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S II compatible to receive the signal. In short this will allow these portable devices to become like second TV’s for viewing anywhere in the home.
There’s currently no confirmation whether the technology will allow streaming over 3G or whether the two interacting devices need to be on the same WiFi network. If, however, 3G streaming is possible then Samsung just found its differentiator.