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Samsung Sees Drones, IoT In Its Future

Samsung Electronics will reportedly make a big push into drones and IoT in 2016.

Samsung last year bought IoT company Smart Things and plans to use Smart Things technology to introduce an open IoT platform called Artik, said ETnews. The company also plans to equip 70 percent of its household appliances with iOT technology by 2017 and include it in all products by 2020, the report said.

In drones, Samsung is poised to make a major market impact because it already makes the sensors, semiconductors, software, and communication technologies needed for drone use, the report said. Samsung is also positioned to connect drones to its smartphones, VR gear, and other products that it offers.