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Samsung iCloud Competitor Will Apparently Debut Alongside Galaxy S III. Sigh.

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Samsung's S-Cloud, which seems like a six-letter middle finger to the design lawsuit lawyers, will be out with the Galaxy S III next month, according to Korean newspaper Maeil Business. The only thing is, uhh, why?

S-Cloud will be an apparently unlimited service—though that sounds like it'll apply to the bandwidth, not the storage—and also have an on-demand store, in case the Google Play store isn't enough for you. Which, great? But all these OEM cloud services are totally out of hand. Even iCloud, which makes a little more sense since it's across a whole platform, not just one brand of the platform, isn't as useful as cross-everything services like Dropbox.


And if everyone locks away all of our data in a million little cloud-based, non-transferable cubby holes, how is that better? Dropbox or Skydrive? Great. iCloud? Sure. Google Drive? OK. Everyone else, please stop this please please ok? [Maeil Business via Verge via Engadget]