"We'll see what happens, but as it stands, if you don't have a Samsung device to take advantage of the cool features, there are tons of standalone media players out there (like the Roku) that offer a similar experience for a cheaper price and this gives me no incentive to even look at this media player."
This is Samsung being foolish, and kinda jerks.
Samsung gets their smartphone/tablet OS from Google, puts a clunky skin on it, and then tries to pass it off as their own ecosystem? Just lost my purchase.
The rest sounds great. But I'll be dammmed if I'm going to have to commit my future phone purchases due to my AV requirements. And I use an Android phone now, even use the Sony Media app to control/search on my BDP-S580 player.
Google needs to step in and have a little word with Sammy.