Windows Phone 8 Does Not Support MHL or DLNA
Windows Phone 8, the newest version of Microsoft's smartphone platform, does not support MHL or DLNA. MHL is an industry standard that allows HDMI cables to be connected to smartphones via the microUSB port. DLNA lets smartphones connect to and share media with other DLNA-certified devices via Wi-Fi. Both MHL and DLNA are primarily used on Android smartphones. Microsoft didn't say if WP8 supports a competing technology for pushing media to other devices, such as HDTVs.
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Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
New MHL Spec Supports USB Type-C, 8K Video
The MHL Consortium this week revealed superMHL, a new specification that future proofs its against changes in device connectors and makes dramatic improvements with respect to handling media content. The superMHL connector is reversible, much like Apple's Lightning cable.
HTC 10 First Android Phone to License Apple's AirPlay
The HTC 10 smartphone, which runs Android, is the first to officially license Apple's AirPlay media streaming technology. The phone ships with a wide range of media streaming protocols as part of its HTC Connect software feature, including Google's ChromeCast, Qualcomm's Miracast, DLNA, and DisplayPort.
HTC Brings AirPlay to Older Phones Via HTC Connect
The HTC 10 may be the first Android smartphone to ship with support for Apple's AirPlay protocol, but HTC is adding the feature to its older handsets, too. HTC has updated its HTC Connect application for devices such as the One A9, M9, and M8.
That loud noise is Microsoft shooting itself in the foot
Easy access to my media.
Why would I want a device that makes life less convenient?