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Pocket Lint is reporting that, thanks to the secondary TV tuner built into Samsung's D7000 or D8000 Smart TVs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet and the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone will be the first two devices to stream live broadcasts from their new line of Connected TVs, turning the tablets into portable TV sets that you can use around the house. The news was leaked at the recent Samsung European Forum 2011 event in Budapest, Hungary.
Although specs are incredibly light at the moment, the idea is that you'll be able to connect Galaxy devices wirelessly to the televisions, in much the same way as the company's touchscreen remote control, announced at CES in January.
Essentially this means one member of your household will be able to watch a show on TV while you watch something else on your tablet in another room. Huge breakthough? Yes. Samsung is making a huge TV everywhere play - and this move should exacerbate the cable and Pay TV players even more - as the idea of multiple cable boxes in the house for multiple screens will become more or less a moot point.
Building on last year's US$135.8 billion global revenues and US$15.2 billion profit records — the most successful in the company's history — Samsung is already the No. 1 European provider of large screen LCD televisions, LCD monitors, Blu-Ray players, home theater systems and refrigerators.