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Samsung invites you to 'create what's next' at first ever developers conference

Samsung's first three-day global developers conference will kick off on 27 October in San Francisco.

A teaser page includes the dates (27-29 October), location (Westin St. Francis), and an option for developers and attendees to sign up for an email notification when the full registration site officially opens later this summer.

Other than that, the site merely teases developers with the promise of engaging with industry leaders, collaborating with fellow developers, and learning about new Samsung tools and SDKs.

"Create what's next," the page reads.

A company spokesman confirmed in an email that the conference isn't just about mobile. "This will be a major, Samsung-wide, cross-product (multi-screen) developer event," he said.

There is no word on whether that will include a crack at Boxee, the streaming set-top box firm Samsung acquired early this month.

In May, Samsung announced its Smart App Challenge 2013, a contest aimed at finding new Galaxy S4 apps that utilise group communication functionality in interesting ways. The contest runs from 20 June until 31 August and is open to all mobile app developers across the globe.

In February, Samsung also unveiled a Silicon Valley innovation centre and two funds worth $1.1 billion (£716 million) that are intended to help find the "next big thing" in tech.

This marks Samsung's first foray into the developer conference world, however, where Apple, Google, and Microsoft already have a foothold.