The kit will upgrade your 2012 Smart TV with the capabilities of Samsung's newer sets.
When it comes to picture quality, TVs don't change too significantly year to year. There are improvements of course, but nothing on the scale that an upgrade is essential. Smart TVs though, have been improving by leaps and bounds. If you bought a set in 2011, it might not even be compatible with some of the apps that are out now.
Samsung is endeavoring to help by doing something we're most used to seeing from high-end home theater makers. They're offering upgrades. You'll be able to buy the Evolution Kit from Samsung to kick up your TV to the current standard both in terms of hardware and software.
"By simply attaching the Evolution Kit device into the back of a Samsung Smart TV, consumers can enjoy the latest features that the 2013 Smart TVs have to offer," says Samsung in their press release. And that's not all. "In addition, Samsung's Smart Interaction features such as voice control and motion control will be enhanced."
Samsung hasn't said anything about the cost yet, but we'll certainly be paying attention when they reveal more information at CES.