In late June, Microsoft held its BUILD 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, following similar events held in the same city by Apple (WWPC 2013) and Google (Google I/O 2013). Today, Samsung announced it will hold its first developer conference, which will also be held in San Francisco.
Samsung's website for its inaugural dev conference is already up, though details are slim so far. The event will be held Oct. 27-29 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Microsoft, Google and Apple all held their conferences this year at the Moscone Center. That means that Samsung's event will be decidedly smaller than the conferences held by the big three; a quick check of the Westin St. Francis Hotel website says they have 34 conference rooms along with a large ballroom that holds 1,100 people.
Registration for the Samsung Developer Conference will begin later this summer. The teaser site says that people who attend will be able to, among other things, "learn about new Samsung tools and SDKs." Even though Samsung's smartphones all use Google's Android OS, Samsung has its own UI for its devices. It appears that it wants more outside developers to create apps and services specifically for its smartphones and other products.
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