Samsung, Dell and Intel are now founding members of a new consortium called the Open Interconnect Consortium. The purpose of this consortium revolves around the establishment and development of standards to be used as we move into using multiple devices across a myriad of operating systems.
The Open Interconnect Consortium looks to start generating and propagating these standards by using the open-source developer community. This will be done by publishing or contributing the codes for developing application layers, notifications etc. into the public domain which allow developers to both adopt and develop as a faster rate. These application stacks or code would then be able to be adopted across devices and operating systems in addition to actually communicating with each other efficiently.
The consortium looks to first establish standards around connectivity, discovery and authentication of devices in addition to data mining instruments used in connected or smart homes, consumer electronics and the enterprise space. After which they will target other sectors such as the automotive and healthcare industries where the type and standard of technology used differs from normal consumer and enterprise technology.