Samsung to Bring Wireless USB to Phones
Samsung announced a new system-on-a-chip that will allow wireless USB to be added to devices such as mobile phones. This form of short-distance wireless transfer technology would permit users to place a phone on or near a target device, connect the two and transmit data wirelessly. Samsung says its wireless USB technology can reach up to 480Mbps, which would allow it to transfer a 700MB movie between devices in two minutes. The new SoC also combines an SD card, an MMC, a NAND flash memory, and a high-speed USB 2.0 OTG (On-The-Go) interface without the need for more circuitry. The system uses 128-bit AES encryption to protect data from being hacked during transfer. The system uses little power, making it ideal for mobile devices. The chips are already sampling and will be in full production in the second quarter of 2009.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
The Galaxy S7 Has Micro-USB for Gear VR
When Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were announced this week, many people wondered why the phones have a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C connector. The competing LG G5 and a growing number of phones at all price points this year include Type-C.
USB 3.2 Spec Promises to Double Data Transfer Speeds
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group this week released the spec for USB 3.2, which has the potential to boost speeds through cables. Specifically, USB 3.2 takes advantage of the multi-lane operation that has been built into existing USB Type-C cables.
New Samsung Chip Enables Phones with 512GB of Storage
Samsung today announced the first part designed for mobile devices that can store 512GB of data. The solution effectively doubles the amount of internal storage a high-end phone can ship with.
Amazon to Ban Sale of Non-Compliant USB-C Cables
In order to protect consumers, Amazon said it will no longer sell USB Type-C cables that don't conform to the published spec. Specifically, Amazon stated that its retailer partners are not allowed to list "any USB-C cable or adapter product that is not compliant with standard specifications issued by 'USB Implementers Forum'." The USB-IF is the standards body that created and manages the USB-C spec.
Wow 700mb transfer in 2 minutes. . .
There's no NEED for it....it's competition.