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.
Hands On with the New USB Plug
There's a new USB connector coming that will replace both the micro-USB connector on phones, and the full-size USB connector. It's reversible like Apple's Lightning connector, and it can handle lots of electricity plus very fast data transfers.
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.
SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones
SanDisk today announced the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, a flash drive that features a standard USB connector for computers and a microUSB connector for mobile devices. Android device owners can connect the drive directly to the USB port of their phone and transfer content from the phone to the drive or vice versa.
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.
Wow 700mb transfer in 2 minutes. . .
There's no NEED for it....it's competition.