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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Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
MHL Develops HDMI Cable Compatible with USB Type-C
MHL today said it has developed an HDMI cable that is compatible with with the forthcoming Type-C USB port. Using what it calls MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video and multi-channel surround sound audio.
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.
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?