It’s no secret that there is no love lost between Samsung and Apple – their long-running, bitter patent infringement lawsuit is probably the best example of this. Despite this bad blood, it sounds like Samsung is looking beyond its hate to do something a little uncharacteristic for them – putting Samsung apps on iOS. We know that Samsung has already committed to iOS support for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, but this latest report appears to suggest that there is a lot more coming from Samsung to Apple’s devices.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is considering porting its Gear Fit Manager, S Health, Level, and Smart Camera apps to iOS as alternatives to what already exists on iOS and allows for the Gear Fit wearable to be paired with the platform. Perhaps the most surprising news among all of this is that Samsung is working on a way to add iOS support for the gigantic Galaxy View – the idea is to allow an iOS device stream its material to a Galaxy View tablet, not unlike how a Chromecast streams to a TV. Overall, it might seem like an unusual move from Samsung given how closed Samsung has kept their ecosystem in the past, but it might turn out to be a stroke of genius – only time will tell.
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