If you were wondering if Samsung actually did acquire Boxee in all its glory, wonder no more: confirmation is at hand. In a email note sent to the press this afternoon, Samsung has made it clear that they have indeed moved in on Boxee and will be bringing their technology and innovations in for their own connected device suite.
Here in a note from Samsung, the company lets it be known that they’ve “acquired key talent and assets from Boxee” and will be bringing them onboard asap. It’s not immediately clear what this means for the remaining Boxee software and hardware on the market today. Likely they’ll be supported through their remaining warantee-based lifetime then left for dead.
“Samsung has acquired key talent and assets from Boxee. This will help us continue to improve the overall user experience across our connected devices.” – Samsung
According to the Wall Street Journal, an inside source suggests that Samsung will be moving forward with Boxee’s cloud storage features specifically and will be aiming to improve the Boxee user interface and retrofit it to their own device lineup. Though Boxee has not yet left an official comment as such, we’re expecting confirmation from them as well – soon!